The suspected shooter who opened fire at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, killing at least six and wounding 24 more, has been arrested by Chicago police.
During a news conference, Highland Park Police Chief Lou Jogmen announced that the suspected gunman was arrested around 6:30 p.m. ET by North Chicago police officers.
“What I can tell you right now was approximately 15 minutes ago, the subject we were looking for. Person of Interest Robert Crimo III, was spotted by a North Chicago unit in Buckley and 41 his vehicle, the vehicle we were looking for,” Jogmen said.
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The suspect fled after arresting officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop.
“He, insider, attempted to initiate a traffic stop on that hit-and-run guy. A short chase followed. Finally, they were able to stop the topic. Westley and 41 in Lake Forest, the subject was taken into custody without incident,” Jogmen said. continued.
“So at this point I want to reiterate again, things are moving very fast unfortunately and we just want to keep you updated with the most relevant information,” Jogmen said. “The person of interest is now being taken to the Highland Park Police Department, where we’re going to start, you know, the next phase of the investigation is to talk to this person to make sure we see if, in fact, he is related to this incident”.
The gunman was on the lam for approximately eight hours after the shooting occurred around 10:15 a.m. ET.