The father of Robert “Bobby” Crimo III – the person of interest arrested in connection with Monday’s mass shooting in a suburb of Chicago – liked a tweet supporting the second amendment on the day of the Uvalde school massacre.
22-year-old Crimo, an amateur rapper who goes by the stage name “Awake the Rapper,” was taken into custody by police hours after six people were shot dead and at least 30 others – including several children – were injured while attending taken a July 4th parade in Highland Park.
It has since emerged that the suspected gunman’s father, Bob Crimo, a longtime deli owner who previously ran a failed campaign for Highland Park mayoralty, liked a tweet on May 27th. which read: “Protect the Second Amendment as if your life depended on it.”
The tweet came just hours after a gunman broke into Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, killing 19 children and two teachers.
His Twitter page indicates that the elder Crimo only follows one account — an archived account of former President Donald Trump.
Trump was permanently suspended from Twitter just days after the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol for “inciting violence.”
In 2020, the younger Crimo attended one of Trump’s rallies dressed as the title character from Where’s Waldo?
Bobby Crimo also shared a photo of himself wearing a Trump flag cape on his Twitter account.
Meanwhile, Bob Crimo has operated a local deli, Bob’s Pantry and Deli, for many years. In a 2013 business profile published by the Chicago Tribune, he was asked why he decided to open his business in Highland Park.
“Highland Park provides a safe, clean and supportive environment for family-oriented businesses,” Crimo replied at the time.
In 2019, Crimo ran for mayor, calling himself “a person for the people.” He was defeated by the city’s current mayor, Nancy Rotering, a Democrat whose campaign heralded the importance of gun control, The Independent reported.
The shooting in Highland Park – a wealthy community of 30,000 – took place when a gunman armed with a high-powered rifle opened fire on the crowd from a rooftop overlooking the parade route, leaving terrified people running for their lives.
Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek said the five people killed in the parade were adults but had no information about the sixth victim, who was taken to a hospital and died there.
The NorthShore University Health Center admitted 26 patients after the attack. All but one had gunshot wounds, said Dr. Brigham Temple, medical director of emergency preparedness. Their ages ranged from 8 to 85 years, and Temple estimated that four or five patients were children.
Bobby Crimo was arrested after being pulled over by police after an hour-long manhunt. Police have not yet officially identified him as a suspect, only describing him as a “person of interest.”
A look at the 22-year-old’s social media history reveals that the aspiring rapper has posted disturbing videos and songs, some of which referenced gun violence, school shootings and bloodshed.
With post wires
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