Tuehe asked about youthreatening to “kill everyone” in his family, acknowledged Highland Park shooter Robert Crimo III According to recently released documents, three years ago he admitted to police that he was a depressed teenager who used drugs.
According to highland park police report, the shooter was called a “clear and present danger” in 2019, just months before his father allegedly helped him build an arsenal he allegedly used to kill seven people and injure many others at a Fourth of July parade in his area.
Officers were called to his Highland Park home at 10 a.m. Sept. 5 to check on him after a relative said “Robert said he was going to kill everyone,” the report said.
The report, released on Wednesday, notes that the relative, whose identity has been redacted, was “afraid to go home due to the nature of the threat” and the presence of ” collection of knives in his bedroom.”
The redacted report stated that during police interrogation of 18-year-old Krimo in front of his mother Deniz Pesina, he “confessed to being depressed… and having used drugs in the past.” What drugs he was taking at that time is not specified.
The depressed teenager and his mother, however, “were not forthright about the language he used,” responding officers noted, although one of their relatives was too frightened to return home.
Interrogation of Robert Crimo and danger indicators
Crimo’s father was also questioned by the police. According to the protocol, he immediately declared that “the collection of knives belongs to him.”
“Robert Crimo [Jr.] then agreed to hand over a collection of 16 knives that were stored in a tin-can lunch box, along with a 12-inch dagger and a 24-inch samurai-style blade to Robert E. Crimo III closet in the bedroom,” the message says.
However, the Illinois State Police received an “obvious and present danger form that was filled out and faxed in,” according to a local police report.
seven accounts murder in the first degree were filed against Krimocarrying a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole.
Lake County State Attorney Eric Rinehart vowed to bring charges of attempted murder and aggravated battery on every injured person, stating “There will be many, many more charges.”