The suspected shooter who opened fire on July 4 at a motorcade in Highland Park, Illinois, killing at least six and wounding 24 others, has been arrested by law enforcement in Chicago.
During a press conference, Highland Park Police Chief Lou Jugmen announced that the suspected gunman was arrested around 6:30 p.m. ET by North Chicago police officers.
“What I can tell at this moment was about 15 minutes ago, which is the topic we were looking for. Interesting person Robert Cremo III, was spotted by the North Chicago unit in Buckley and his 41 cars we were looking for,” Jogmen He said.
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The suspect fled after the arrested officers tried to stop traffic.
“He started, and tried to start stopping traffic about it and that’s something he didn’t get away with. A short chase continued. Eventually they were able to stop the topic. Westley and 41 in Lake Forest, the topic was caught without incident,” Jugmen continued.
“At this point, I’d like to reiterate again, things are moving very quickly as they are, unfortunately, and we just want to keep you updated with the most relevant information,” Jogmen said. “The person of concern is now being transferred to the Highland Park Police Department, where we will begin, as you know, the next stage of the investigation is to speak with that person to make sure we see that, in fact, he’s related to this incident.”
The gunman remained on the run for approximately eight hours after the shooting around 10:15 a.m. ET.