Highland Park Mass Shooting Suspect Indicted on 117 Felony Counts

A grand jury in Lake County, Illinois indicted Robert E. Crimo III on 117 felony counts for allegedly shooting at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, killing seven people.

Crimo, 21, is charged with 21 counts of first-degree murder, three counts for each victim, prosecutors said on July 27.

Crimo is also charged with 48 counts of attempted murder and 48 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm for each victim who was struck by a bullet, bullet fragment, or shrapnel.

If convicted on the first-degree murder charges, Crimo faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.

“Our investigation continues, and our victim specialists are working around the clock to support all those affected by this crime that led to 117 felony counts being filed today,” State Attorney Eric Rinehart said in a statement.

Crimo has not entered a plea. He is expected to appear in person in court on Aug. 3 for his arraignment.

Crimo allegedly took his legally purchased high-powered rifle to a rooftop and opened fire at a crowd during the parade.

Authorities said they have not learned Crimo’s motive for the shooting.

Crimo has been held without bail since he was arrested hours after the shooting.


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