The uncle of Robert “Bobby” Crimo III — the particular person of curiosity in Highland Park’s 4th of July parade mass capturing — said there have been no indicators that his 22-year-old nephew would perform such carnage.
“There were no signs that I saw that would make him do this,” Paul Crimo told CNN in a Monday evening interview after his nephew was taken into custody in connection to the capturing.
Robert Crimo was described as a recluse by his uncle and others who knew him, together with neighbors and former classmates.
Police said at a press convention saying the arrest it’s believed Robert Crimo was chargeable for the hail of bullets that rang out throughout the annual 4th of July parade.
However Paul Crimo said he’s by no means seen his nephew act violent or exhibit regarding habits, in line with CNN.
“I have nothing bad to say about him,” he informed the outlet.
However he famous, “He’s a quiet child. He’s often on his personal. He’s a lonely, quiet particular person. He retains all the things to himself.
He said he spends rather a lot of time on YouTube and didn’t assume he had a job.
“I associate with him, but I don’t really like to engage with him. I say hi and then when I leave I say bye. That’s it,” he informed CNN.
The uncle, who has recognized Robert since he was born and is brothers along with his father Robert Crimo Jr., was interviewed by authorities Monday and informed CNN his brother allowed police to go looking his dwelling.
“We are good people here, and to have this is devastating,” Paul Crimo said. “I’m so heartbroken for all the families who lost their lives.”
A former classmate of Robert Crimo, Mark Heymann, 22, told NBC he couldn’t describe a lot concerning the suspected shooter besides he was a rapper who launched music whereas they had been at school collectively at Highland Park Excessive.
“He always seemed a little off, but I can’t describe it much beyond that,” Heymann said.
Crimo glided by the moniker “Awake the Rapper” and posted quite a few songs on Spotify. He additionally had a disturbing social media history, in line with a number of stories.
A neighbor who spoke to The Daily Beast said Crimo would play loud heavy metallic driving round with an electrical bike, she said.
“We don’t really know him, but we see him riding around the neighborhood,” she informed the outlet. “We never had any interaction with him, other than we just see him driving around.”
Each the uncle and neighbor said Crimo’s household had deep roots locally. Robert Crimo Jr. unsuccessfully ran for Highland Park mayor in 2019.
In close by Highwood the place Crimo was thought to probably dwell by authorities, one other neighbor said he didn’t know Crimo however would see him trip an electrical scooter most days, according to the Chicago Tribune.
“He was quiet,” Gio Montenegro, whose brother went to high school with Crimo, informed the newspaper. “Never said nothing. Just minded his business, put his loud music on his scooter.”