Highland Park Parade Suspected Shooter Charged with Seven Counts of First-Degree Murder

Highland Park Parade Suspected Shooter Charged with Seven Counts of First-Degree Murder

The Highland Park, Illinois parade shooting suspect was charged Tuesday with seven counts of first-degree murder, Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart announced.

Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo III is suspected of killing seven people and injuring dozens during the 4th of July mass shooting which Rinehart described as a “premeditated and calculated attack.”

Rinehart also said these charges are the first among to be filed.

Prosecutors are also expected to file additional charges including aggravated battery, for each of the surviving victims. Authorities say at least 38 people were shot.

Tuesday, police identified six of the deceased victims whose ages range from 35 to 88 years old. The victims include:

  • 64-year-old Katherine Goldstein of Highland Park
  • 35-year-old Irina McCarthy of Highland Park
  • 37-year-old Kevin McCarthy of Highland Park
  • 63-year-old Jacquelyn Sundheim of Highland Park
  • 88-year-old Stephen Straus of Highland Park
  • 78-year-old Nicolas Toledo-Zaragoza of Morelos, Mexico

Crimo faces a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole if convicted.

“In the courtroom, we will seek the maximum sentence against this offender. Not because we seek vengeance, but because justice and the healing process demand it,” Rinehart said.

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