Update: Person of interest in Highland Park shooting arrested

Published: Jul. 4, 2022 at 6:14 PM CDT
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HIGHLAND PARK, IL. (NBC) - Update: Roughly nine hours after a gunman opened fire on a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, the suspected gunman is now in police custody.

Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo III was arrested on Monday evening several hours after the shooting in the north Chicago Suburb.

Crimo was believed to be driving a 2010 Silver Honda Fit and authorities said a North Chicago officer spotted the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop.

Officials said Crimo did not stop and instead led officers on a brief chase. He eventually stopped and was taken into custody. Officials said he is believed to be responsible for the shooting.

Below is the last updated version of the story:

An intense manhunt is underway for the suspect who opened fire on a Fourth of July parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, Illinois.

Police have identified a person of interest in the shooting, saying his name is Robert E. Crimo III. He’s 22 years of age.

Officials now confirm that six people were killed and two dozen injured when shots were fired from a nearby rooftop.

Shortly after the gunfire erupted, law enforcement moved toward the sniper, causing him to stop and flee.

A high-powered rifle was found by police.

Officers have also lifted a shelter in place order for the area surrounding the parade route.

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