Robert E. Crimo III, Highland Park shooting suspect, indicted on 117 counts by grand jury

Crimo, 21, is charged with 21 counts of first degree murder, three counts for each deceased victim.

He is also charged with 48 counts of attempted murder and 48 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm for each victim who was hit by a bullet, bullet fragment or shrapnel, a statement from the court said. Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office.

CNN has reached out to Crimo’s attorney for comment.

“I would like to thank law enforcement and prosecutors who presented evidence to the grand jury today. Our investigation continues and our victim specialists are working around the clock to support all those affected by this crime who led to 117 felony counts being filed today,” State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart said in the statement.

Crimo is scheduled to appear in court in person on August 3 for his arraignment, according to the statement. He has been held without bond since being arrested during a traffic stop hours after the shooting.

Crimo voluntarily admitted to authorities that he emptied two 30-round magazines before loading his gun with a third and firing again, Lake County Assistant District Attorney Ben Dillon said earlier this month during of a virtual bail hearing. If convicted of first degree murder, Crimo faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Authorities said they have not learned the motive of the suspected shooter.

According to state police, Crimo purchased guns and other weapons between June 2020 and September 2021. He passed four background checks, including checks from the national federal instant criminal background check system.

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