The 21-year-old accused of killing seven innocent people during Highland Park’s Fourth of July parade is appearing in court for the first time since the massacre.
The man, whose been charged with seven counts of first-degree murder, will answer to those charges, although much more are expected.
When shots began to ring out during the parade on Monday, spectators became terrified. The shooter is believed to have fired more than 70 shots, killing 6 people at the event, a 7th person died from their injuries at a treatment center on Tuesday.
The purported shooter has a record of making violent threats against others and himself, but his father had signed off on him being able to buy a semi-automatic weapon in 2020, according to a report.
Prosecutors reviewed numerous details which have already been reported, such as the fact that the shooter disguised himself in women’s clothing and used makeup to conceal his tats in order to disguise his identity; they also claim he made a voluntary declaration admitting to the crime.
According to prosecutors, 83 spent shell casings were discovered on the roof of a building where the gunman began firing. When he left the scene, his rifle dropped out of his bag as he ran through a back alley.
The judge ordered that he be held without bail, if convicted, he faces life in prison.