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suspect in Highland Park, Illinois, The July 4 mass shooting was flagged by police as a "clear and present danger" in 2019, officials said. Said on Tuesday.
Robert "Bobby" E. Climo III, 21, a state-requested background check, suspected of shooting seven people dead and dozens injured in a July 4 parade I was able to clear. According to Illinois police, firearms will be purchased on at least four separate occasions between 2020 and 2021.
Robert E. Climo, 21 years old: Identified in a person interested in the July 4th parade attack in Highland Park, Illinois. At least 7 people died. He was detained by police hours after the shooting. (Highland Park Police Station)
"In September 2019, the ISP issued a clear and present message from Highland Park on this matter. I received a danger report. Police station.This report was related to the threat the subject posed to his family. " Illinois police said in a statement posted on Twitter by Illinois Governor JB Pritzkar staff.
He said no when a Highland Park police officer went to his family's house and asked Kurimo if he wanted to hurt others. According to police, Klimo's father claimed that the knife in the house belonged to him and was kept in Klimo's closet for storage. Based on that information, Highland Park police returned the knife to his father that day.
According to the statement, police were not arrested at the time and family members were "not willing to complain."
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Family members also "provide information on threatsor mental healththat would have allowed law enforcement agencies to take additional action," the ISP statement added.
"In addition, no firearm restraint or protection order was submitted," the ISP said.
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At Highland Park Mass shootings Monday, July 4, 2022, a parade on July 4, in downtown Highland Park, a suburb of Chicago.(AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh)
Such behavioral police are licensed to own or buy firearms in the state. May include revocation of the gun owner's firearms owner identification card (FOID).
Illinois police said the suspect "did not have a FOID card to revoke or a pending FOID application to refuse" at the time of the September 2019 incident. rice field.
Three months later, Kurimo applied for a FOID card and successfully obtained it, police said.
"The subject was under the age of 21 and the application was sponsored by the subject's father. Therefore, as of the January 2020 FOID application review,was clarified and poses a risk., reject the FOID application. "
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Legal enforcement agency after the shooting at Highland Park Search for a parade in downtown Chicago, Highland Park, Illinois, July 4, on the outskirts of Chicago, Monday, July 4.(AP / Nam Y. Huh)
The suspect cleared four background checks when purchasing a gun in June. September 2020; July 18, 2020 and July 31, 2020.
Illinois police said there were no reports of mental health bans in the suspect's records and that the only criminal offense in January 2016 was possession of cigarettes.
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Police said suspects also committed suicide He said the threat of violence had occurred twice. These also did not prevent him from legally purchasing a powerful rifle believed to have killed seven people during the July 4th parade.