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A man accused of turning a holiday celebration into another national tragedy by firing a rifle from the roof of a crowd watching a July 4 parade near Chicago was indicted on seven single charges Tuesday. He was charged with murder.
Illinois lawyer Eric Reinhardt announced the allegations at a news conference that 21-year-old Robert E. Climo III, convicted, faces life in prison without parole. Did.
Reinhart said dozens more charges have been brought after a murder charge before the investigation was completed. The prosecution said in the first appearance of the suspect, scheduled for Wednesday, that he claimed Climo continued to be held without bail.
Officials said Climo had been planning the attack for weeks and had been warned at least twice before reports of suicide or threatening to harm others.
Authorities indiscriminately fired more than 70 shots from the roof Monday at Highland Park, Illinois, to watch the parade on Tuesday, and then in disguise to mingle with the panicked crowd. Saying is missing. In addition to the seven people killed in the shootings, more than 30 people have been sent to local hospitals for treatment of gunshot wounds and other injuries, officials said.
The suspect was arrested Monday after fleeing the scene and driving back to Illinois, Wisconsin, according to Sergeant Chris Cowley, a spokesman for the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
At a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Cowley cited two previous clashes between Climo and law enforcement agencies. The member instructed. In response to the second incident, police confiscated a collection of 16 knives, daggers and swords that Climo had collected at home, but Coverie said authorities had no reason to detain him. Not arrested.
“None of the victims signed any charges,” Cowell explained. Police have corrected the confirmed death toll by firing on the seventh wounded on Tuesday. Among the dead was Nicolas Toledo, a Mexican grandfather in his 70s who was celebrating with his family in a crowd waving a flag at a parade on Monday, and Jackie Sandham, a teacher at a nearby synagogue. .. Cowell told reporters that
Climo, with a unique facial tattoo, appeared to have tried to hide his identity while fleeing on Monday. “He quickly blended in as the others walked by, as if he too was an innocent passer-by,” Cowell said. The suspect fled to a nearby mother’s home and later
The shootings took place in a Jewish-populated area, but police had no evidence of anti-Semitic or racist grounds. Investigators have reviewed the video he made with violent images.
The attacker uses a powerful rifle like the AR-15 and throws it at the scene.
His mother’s car also had a similar rifle. He was driving when police arrested him, and he had other guns, all of which were legally purchased in Illinois, officials said.
In total, Kurimo bought five firearms, including a rifle and a pistol. Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotling said 30,000 people are still shocked. “This tragedy should not have come to our doorstep,”
“As a small town, everyone knows who was directly affected. Of course, we’re all still upset.” President Joe Biden mourned until sunset on Saturday. I ordered the US flag to be halved.
Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutional right to carry guns in public in a ruling that made it easier for gun advocacy groups to overturn modern gun laws. Since then, it has overturned a lower court ruling in favor of a ban on offensive weapons in Maryland.
The latest deadly attack, including the May 24 killing of 19 schoolchildren and two teachers, took place on May 24 in Texas, just 10 days after 10 blacks were killed at a convenience store in Buffalo, New York. Mass shootings continue in the US debate. About gun safety.
Congress last month passed a major federal gun reform for the first time in 30 years, enacting a “danger signal” law aimed at eliminating guns deemed dangerous to one’s own or others’ wishes. Federal funds have been allocated to the passing states.
The law does not prohibit the sale of assault rifles or large magazines, but has taken some steps to do background checks by allowing access to information about serious crimes committed by the boy. .. Mayor Rotling says he knew when the suspect was a boy and a boy scout, and he was the leader of the Girl Scout. “What happened? Why is someone so angry and so hateful?” He said.
According to the Chicago Tribune, “We need to discuss these weekly incidents in our country where dozens of people are being killed with legally acquired guns.”
Its father, Bob Climo, said. , Has been running Bob’s Pantry and Deli for at least 18 years. Business Profile Highland Park. Bob Climo shut down Delty in 2019 before failing against Rotling for mayor of Highland Park.
Online social media posts, written by the suspect or his rapper aka “Avoid the Rapper”, often contain violent images and messages. Under this, a music video has been posted on YouTube Awake The Rapper A stickman is shown holding a gun in front of another person.
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