Update (2330ET): Robert Crimo III was taken into custody Monday evening following a shooting in Highland Park, Illinois that left at least six people dead and over two dozen injured despite having among the strictest gun-safety laws in the country.

He is currently being referred to as a “person of interest” while Highland Park Police question him.

The 22-year-old was apprehended without incident in nearby Lake Forest.

Crimo has somewhat of a large internet footprint – performing online as “Awake the Rapper,” while IMDB describes Crimo as a “six foot Hip hop phenom” born on Sept. 20, 2000. “He’s the middle child of three and of Italian descent,” Fox News reports.

Crimo began uploading his music to the internet at age 11, but first gained traction with his 2016 track “By The Pond” featuring Atlas, according to IMDB. His estimated net worth is “$100 thousand.”

Crimo is the son of Bob Crimo, president at Bob’s Pantry & Deli in Highland Park. According to his Facebook account, the father ran for Highland Park mayor in 2020.

The rapper released a cryptic track called “Are You Awake” on Oct. 15, 2021. The track appears to suggest that Crimo was planning a life-defining act beyond his ability to stop. The video includes drawings of a man aiming a rifle at another person. -Fox News


He also “liked” several tweets endorsing the arrest of “every Congressmember who helped organize January 6th,” suggesting he’s a leftist.

On the other hand:

Crimo’s Instagram, Discord, Twitter, YouTube and other social media platforms have taken down his material.

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Update (2010ET): Robert Cremo III, the suspect in Monday’s deadly shooting at the Highland Park, IL 4th of July parade, has been taken into custody according to CBS Chicago.

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Update (1900ET): Police have announced Robert “Bobby” Crimo III as a person of interest in Monday’s shooting in Highland Park, Illinois.

A catalog of online material from Robert Crimo, cataloged by @crabcrawler1 (click on tweet to jump into thread).

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Update (1605ET): The death toll has increased to 6, with 24 injured.

Republished from ZeroHedge.com with permission

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