Thursday, August 4, 2022

Highland Park Filming Schedule: How Robert Creamer’s Parade Horror Unfolded

A gunman opened fire Monday morning during the July 4 parade in Highland Park outside Chicago, the latest in a string of recent mass shootings in the United States.

Here’s how the horror unfolds:

Parade begins at 10 a.m. on July 4

The annual patriotic parade on the outskirts of Highland Park kicked off with floats and marching bands and many families cheering on the sidelines.

10 minutes later

The suspect, Robert E. “Bobby” Creamer III, allegedly climbed the roof of a building along the parade route and began shooting at innocent people who had gathered below, and later on Central Avenue and Second Street. Gunshots rang out at the intersection. A video clip captured two rapid bursts of gunfire as screaming marchers fled.

around 11 am

Reports of the shooting began to circulate across the country.About 20 minutes later, a reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times Videos widely shared on Twitter Children, men and women run to the sound of gunfire and Klezmer music.

During the July 4th parade, children held Highland Park Watersports flags and reacted after hearing gunfire.
Gina Troiani-Solorio via REUTERS

around 1pm

Highland Park Police Commander Chris O’Neill told reporters the gunman opened fire with a “high-powered rifle” on the roof of a commercial building.

around 4pm

President Biden issued a statement saying he was “appalled” by the shooting. He then observed a moment of silence for the victims of the Holocaust.

After gunfire, a man with a stroller rushed across the parade floats for cover.
Lynn Sweet/Chicago Sun-Times via The Associated Press


Officials identified Cremo as someone involved in the killing. They said he was running away in a 2010 silver Honda Fit, fully armed and dangerous.


Police detained Cremer in Lake Forest, Illinois, about a mile from the scene of the shooting, according to local reports. Mobile phone video captured the moment several police officers cornered Cremo and arrested him with guns at him in the middle of the road.

in the next few hours

Robert Creamer was arrested by the police.
After the shooting, police arrested Cremer at 7:40 p.m.

Pictures of so-called cold-blooded killers began to take shape.

Amateur rapper Crimo has a disturbing history of online posts citing shootings and bloodshed.

Screenshots posted online showed him posting a video on his now-deleted YouTube page that included a drawing of a man who appeared to be shot by police.

He also released a music video titled “Are You Awake” in October 2021, which included a drawing of a man aiming a rifle at a person.

But Cremer’s uncle insisted there was no indication his 21-year-old nephew would carry out such a massacre.

Scenes from the Crimo music video include shootings and violence.
Aspiring rapper Crimo has violent music videos including shootings.

July 5

The mayor of Highland Park revealed that Cremo used a legally obtained firearm in the massacre.

Hours later, officials held a news conference in which it was revealed that Cremo climbed the roof of a building in an upscale suburb in women’s clothing to disguise himself and fired dozens of rounds with a high-powered AR-15. rifle.

After unloading the bullet barrage, he hid the weapon in a red blanket and left it behind a building as he fled during the chaos, according to Christopher Covelli, a spokesman for the Lake County Crime Squad.

Aerial photos taken with drones show law enforcement officers investigating the scene
Aerial photos taken with a drone show law enforcement officers investigating the scene of the shooting.

Meanwhile, the death toll from the 4 July terror incident rose to seven.

On Tuesday night, prosecutors charged the suspect with seven counts of first-degree murder, calling the massacre a “premeditated and planned attack.” If convicted, Cremo faces life in prison without parole.

More on Highland Park Parade Shooting

Other developments include:

A mugshot of Cremer after his arrest.
Creamer faces multiple murder charges in the shooting.

July 6

The Lake County Crime Squad Task Force released a mugshot of Cremer. In it, he looks up at the camera, with tousled shoulder-length black hair and tattoos visible on his face and neck.

Law enforcement officials also revealed at a news conference that Cremer admitted to shooting the parade, that he “seriously considered” another mass shooting later Monday, and that he had 60 rounds of ammunition as he fled the scene.

In addition, they revealed that he fired more than 80 rounds at the parade with a Smith & Wesson M&P 15 semi-automatic rifle, stopping twice to reload.

Mourners sobbed in front of the victims' memorial.
Mourners react in front of a memorial to the victims of the shooting in Highland Park.
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Other developments include:

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