The Highland Park shooter dressed as a woman during shooting
Authorities say Robert E. Crimo III pre-planned the attack on the parade for several weeks and dressed as a woman in an attempt to escape the scene.
Unlike everyone else attending the parade that day, Robert E. Crimo III carried an AR-15 style rifle with him to the July 4th celebration in Highland park.
After arriving he climbed a fire escape on a nearby store and set up a snipers position above the celebrating crowd.
At 10:14 am he began firing, Crimo fired more than 70 rounds into the fleeing crowd of the independence day parade.
The Video below shows the crowd fleeing and the sound of the shots ringing out through the streets.
After he’d finished firing, leaving the murder weapon on the roof. Crimo climbed down the ladder and mixed into the scattered crowd. He then walked back to his mothers house, escaping the scene dressed as a woman.
After his name and photo were released to the public, the authorities received a tip stating he was spotted driving on the highway .
Very soon afterwards he was tracked down and arrested. He was also armed with a second rifle in his vehicle at the time of arrest.
He has been charged with the Murder of 7 people at the Highland Park Parade.
Later, a search of his home revealed several other firearms. All of the firearms were purchased legally from local dealers.
A motive for the attack is still unknown however watching the music videos he created shows someone who has been considering an attack for some time. You can watch the music video at the link below.