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Felony charges filed against father of Highland Park shooting suspect

(WAUKEGAN, Ill) -The father of the alleged gunman in the Highland Park shooting that took place at a July 4th parade is now facing charges.

Lake County State’s Attorney’s office Eric Rinehart announced Friday that Robert Crimo Jr., the father of suspected Highland Park gunman Robert “Bobby” Crimo III, is charged with seven counts of felony reckless conduct connected to his sponsoring his son’s Firearm Owners Identification card application.

Crimo Jr. has been charged with one count of reckless conduct for each of the seven people who were killed in the massacre.

Each count of felony reckless conduct carries up to three years in prison.

Crimo Jr. turned himself in to Highland Park police on Friday. He will appear for a bond hearing Saturday.