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Highland Park parade shooting: Charges to be announced against Robert Crimo III

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HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. - Law enforcement officials will announce charges Tuesday against the suspected gunman in the Highland Park parade shooting that left six people dead and 30 others wounded.Robert Crimo III, 22, is accused of opening fire from a rooftop on the crowded Independence Day parade, causing mass panic and leading police on an hours long manhunt.Representatives from the Highland Park Police Department, the Lake County Major Crime Task Force, and the Lake County Coroner’s Office will speak at an 11:15 a.m.

news conference streamed in the live player above.Crimo was pulled over and arrested about five miles north of the shooting after police released the man’s photo and an image of his silver Honda Fit, and warned the public that he was likely armed and dangerous. SUBSCRIBE TO THE FOX 32 YOUTUBE CHANNELHighland Park Police Commander Chris O’Neill said Crimo apparently used a "high-powered rifle" to fire from a spot atop a commercial building where he was "very difficult to see." He said the rifle was recovered at the scene.

Police also found a ladder attached to the building.Mass shooting expert Lori Ann Post from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine talks about why she wasn't surprised the suspected shooter is a young white man and that the gun he used was legally obtained.The shooting occurred at a spot on the parade route where many residents had staked out prime viewing points early in the day for the annual celebration.

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