Highland Park gunman questioned by cops over threat to ‘kill everyone’

Police questioned Highland Park gunman Robert

Police questioned Highland Park gunman Robert “Bobby” Crimo III twice in 2019, authorities said Tuesday (Images: Highland Park Police Department/UPI/Shutterstock/Splash News)

The suspect in the Highland Park shooting was questioned by police in 2019 after threatening to “kill everyone in his family” and, in another incident, himself.

Late Tuesday afternoon while Robert “Bobby” Crimo III awaited charges, Lake County Deputy Sheriff’s Chief Christopher Covelli said an individual contacted police in April 2019, a week after they found out Crimo was trying had to kill himself.

Police spoke to Crimo and his parents, but the matter was referred to health professionals, according to Covelli.

Then, in September 2019, a member of Crimo’s family reported that he said he was going to “kill everybody,” Covelli said, and that he had a collection of knives. Police removed 16 knives, a sword and a dagger from the home.

“There was no probable cause for an arrest and no complaints from the victims,” ​​Covelli said. “You’ve notified the Illinois State Police.”

Since then, Crimo turned 21 and was able to buy two assault rifles in Illinois, as well as three other types of weapons. It is not known why the two police visits were not reported or surfaced when he legally purchased the firearms.

Crimo is believed to have purchased the firearms he had Monday in 2021 and 2020, but officials didn’t have specific dates. Covelli bought five firearms, including a high-powered rifle, which he allegedly used to open fire from a company rooftop.

While Crimo has spoken to investigators, “at this point, there is no definitive motive he had for the massacre,” Covelli said.

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