Highland Park Mass Shooter Robert E. Crimo III Trial Will Be Set in December 2023

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Robert E. Crimo III, booking photo after Highland Park shooting (SOURCE: Lake County Major Crime Task Force).
Robert E. Crimo III, booking photo after Highland Park shooting (SOURCE: Lake County Major Crime Task Force).

Highland Park 4th of July mass shooting suspect Robert E. Crimo III, age 22, of Highwood and formerly of Highland Park learned in court today, Monday, September 11, 2023, that his trial date will be set in December 2023. The case management hearing today, scheduled for 11:00 a.m., lasted a few minutes.


Faces 21 counts of first-degree murder (three counts each for seven people that were killed), 48 counts of attempted murder and 48 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm (one count for each victim hit by bullet or shrapnel).

Crimo III was charged on July 5, 2023, and was held without bail.

Crimo III confessed to the murders, and identified himself as an image on surveillance video.

Crimo III was indicted on 117 felony counts on July 27, 2022.

Lake County Public Defenders Gregory Ticsay and Anton Trizna are assigned to defend Crimo III.

Judge Victoria A. Rossetti presided in today’s case management hearing.

The accused Highland Park parade mass shooter is set to make his first court appearance since May. He has been indicted 117 felony counts in Lake County; including murder, attempted murder, and aggravated battery. YouTube Tips ⓘ

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Robert Crimo, the Highland Park parade shooting suspect, will be held without bond on murder charges after confessing, a prosecutor said. YouTube Tips ⓘ

Robert “Bobby” Crimo III, the suspect in the Highland Park parade shooting Monday was taken into custody around Monday evening.WGN Investigates looked into Crimo’s background. Crimo was a prolific poster online where he apparently went by the name “Awake the Rapper.” His videos foretell his alleged violent acts. In one, he appears to be dramatize a school shooting. In another video, Crimo appears to animate his own demise in a confrontation with police. YouTube Tips ⓘ

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