A 22-year-old man is in custody after six people were killed and dozens were hospitalized in a shooting at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park. A manhunt for the alleged gunman lasted over eight hours.
“This individual is believed to have been responsible for what happened,” said Lake County Major Crime Task Force spokesman Christopher Covelli as per USA Today. Covelli confirmed a “significant amount of digital evidence” helped lead authorities to Crimo.
Further details have emerged about Crimo, an aspiring rapper who went by the name “Awake.” According to NBC, his numerous social media profiles include posts glorifying mass shootings and public executions.
His recent music videos include scenes of mass murder, with one reportedly depicting him getting shot by police after committing mass murder at a school. The YouTube channel is now inaccessible.
He was reportedly well known on Discord, where he had his own server. The most recent post in March was a tribute to Budd Dwyer, the Pennsylvania state treasurer who shot and killed himself on live television in the late 1980s. The caption reads, “I wish politicians still gave speeches like this.”