NEWS ALERT: Parade shooter: Disturbing social media history, creepy videos, details on family revealed

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The “person of interest” arrested in the deadly mass shooting at a Fourth of July parade outside Chicago on Monday has been identified as a 22-year-old local amateur rapper with a history of disturbing online posts.

Robert E. “Bobby” Crimo III, who performs as “Awake the Rapper,” was taken into custody Monday shortly after FBI agents visited his family’s home in Highwood, Ill., about a mile from the scene of the shooting in Highland Park, WGN-TV ­reported.

The article goes on to state the following:

An IMDb page under Crimo’s name identifies him as a “rapper, singer, songwriter, actor and director” from the Chicago area. The page boasts one of his songs released in 2018 amassed “millions of plays.”


The bio for Crimo on IMDb says he was born on Sept. 20, 2000, and first began uploading his music to the internet when he was 11.

The bio also included the following statement:

The world first started turning their heads with the release of his 2016 track By The Pond featuring Atlas. Directly Following that Awake released his fan favorite mixtape “messages” on December 23, 2017. The Lo-fi sad boy then went on to release a second mixtape entitled “observer” on August 10, 2018 and an Ep. called “The Future Is Dope” on his 18th birthday. Fast Forward a couple months and Awake releases his hit song “On My Mind”. Awake The Rappers Net worth is estimated at $100 thousand.

His music videos posted on his now-deleted YouTube channel depicted violence, including drawings of himself holding a large gun, and a drawing that appeared to be of a person being shot with blood gushing out.

In one video, Crimo appears in a classroom wearing a black bicycle helmet, and says he is “like a sleepwalker, unable to stop and think… I know what I have to do. I know what’s in it, not only for me, but for everyone else. Where am I going? I don’t know, I don’t care. There is no past or future, just the now.”

“I can feel the atmosphere pushing me in, it’s unstoppable. Like a wave pulling me under, I can’t breathe without it…. I need to leave now. I need to just do it… it is my destiny. Everything has led up to this. Nothing can stop me, not even myself,” he eerily declares.

“Is there such thing as free will, or has this been planned out? Like a cosmic recipe. It is what I’ve been waiting for in the back of my head, ready to be awakened… it’s what I was sent here to do.”

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Another video appears to depict a potential school shooting.

Crimo reportedly lived in an apartment behind his parent’s home. His father, also named Robert Crimo, made an unsuccessful run for mayor of Highland Park in 2019 and his mother, Denise Crimo, is described as a “holistic health practitioner.” The couple previously owned a deli called Bob’s Pantry & Deli.

Authorities had already begun searching the parents’ home Monday evening:

One photo shows him dressed as Waldo at a Trump rally:

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19 COMMENTS

  1. Because he attended a Trump rally doesn’t make him a supporter.Look at that pos.Different colored hair,tattoos on face and one picture I saw had him dressed in antifa garb.Family doesn’t seem to work and mother says she is a holistic healer.Classic demoncrats

    • Trump supporters and MAGA folks MARCH IN 4th of July parades, and go to see them.
      They don’t go to shoot the place up, which is not far from what the Democrats, celebs and leftist media suggested in their hate-filled July 4 postings.

  2. HE WAS AT THAT TRUMP RALLY TO CAUSE TROUBLE DRESSED LIKE WALDO HE HATED TRUMP END OF STORY THAT’S WHY THEY’RE SCRUBBING THEIR POST AND WE NEVER GET TO SEE THEM IT’S CUZ THEY DON’T WANT US TO KNOW THE TRUTH. WHAT GIVES THE GOVERNMENT THE RIGHT WHEN SOMEBODY DOES THIS TO YANK DOWN THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA SO THE REST OF US CAN’T KNOW WHO HE WAS AND WHY HE DID WHAT HE DID WE JUST HAVE TO BELIEVE WHAT THEY SAY.

  3. Is this Facebook or twitter now?I’m tired of the censorship on this site. I said nothing wrong and didn’t use any profanity.I know many other people are being censored too.Good way to lose all your followers

  4. Just cuz he’s at a Trump rally doesn’t make him a Trump supporter! Looks like an antifa member infiltrated the rally to me!!! Sick bastard! The left is saying he’s a Trump supporter just to get the light off of them and their evil followers!!!

  5. Again, warning signs ignored. If his parents didn’t work, he probably didn’t work, so how did he afford the guns? Why can’t these guys be identified, why don’t people report a possible problem?

  6. But in the words of grandpa , he saw NOTHING unusual and if he had, would’ve said something. Everything is just dandy here ….. Major dementia gramps ??

    • Ruth, That was his uncle…who I am sure is suffering over these events that his nephew caused! Don’t be mean! It takes a lot of courage for family members to speak out! Give the uncle a break and QUIT judging people!

  7. Creep is the right word for him. He evidently didn’t have a job, nor did his dad, idle empty minds are usually a disaster, they invent things to make them feel important.

  8. And of course they had to throw in he attended a trump rally to address the corrupt media’s narrative, disgusting.

  9. Where are all the Leftist celebs and Democrats and media folks who were spewing hate for the 4th of July- until this happened? You won’t hear a peep from them and you can bet they are scrubbing their social media as best they can of their messages of hate.
    Trump tells his people ‘Protest but do it peacefully’ and people say he incited a riot and insurrection.
    Who gets to be blamed for what this sick antifa punk did?

  10. Parents ..if your “22” year old looks like this and acts out. Time to make them leave your home and swim for themselves. Don’t enable them to fail!

  11. SOCIAL MEDIA needs an algorithm that will identify any poster who threatens a mass casualty or shooting event. Facebook and Twitter are all about putting into Facebook jail for instance anybody who opposes their political stance on practically anything… and yet they have ignored all of these threats lately that have been posted on their sites. WAKE UP SOCIAl MEDIA and take some civic responsibility here.

  12. His statements absolutely give the impression of someone who is either mind controlled or having hallucinations under the effect of certain class of psychiatric meds that cause them. He said I “am like a sleep walker, unable to stop and think”; “I can feel the atmosphere pushing me in. It’s unstoppable.” These are the statements of someone under the influence of something very strong or powerful. MKUltra showed us that mind control is real, and this kind of experiment has not gone away. It’s either that or these drugs which cause hallucinations & suicidal &/or homicidal “ideation”. He had both. I really hope the truth about him comes out as to his psychiatric history. But most likely the media will cover it up.

  13. I think no more pictures of this murderer should be shown, nor screenshots of his social media accounts, etc.

    I think he should be referred to only as the Highland Park murderer, or if they have to, as the Highland Park alleged murderer. He should not get more publicity with his name – don’t give him the “15 minutes of fame” he is seeking – or any other murderer wanna be see a murderer’s name become a household name and want the same.

    Yes, this was indeed a tragedy, but I think the murderer has received way too much press coverage. Make his name and actions be shameful / shamed – and stop using it. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with shaming / condemning bad acts. If he had a “sad” life, well – tough. I’ve NO compassion for him.

  14. Quit giving these creepy mental cases their 15 minutes of fame! Who cares about his stupid weird videos? It does not make him less of a murderer! Why show this video now? People are dead. It did not save them! Never detected by Youtube! After the fact! This monster should not be the focus! The victims should!!!!!!! Death Penalty for this “Sicko” …

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