The individual of curiosity recognized by authorities within the Fourth of July parade shooting is a Chicago-area rapper. Deadline won’t establish him.
One of his music movies, for the music “Toy Soldier,” options crude, stick-figure-like animation of a person firing an extended gun at individuals and later mendacity face-down in a pool of blood after apparently being shot by police. The accompanying lyric is: “I simply need to scream/F*ck this world/Livin’ the dream.”
He additionally has an IMDb web page that lists him as the author, director, composer, producer and actor in a pair of music movies. In one, he’s rapping on a set made to resemble a small classroom. He is seated at a desk and reaches into his backpack; the display screen goes darkish, and a gunshot-like sound is heard. When the video returns, he’s on his knees and falls to the ground. Maniacal laughter is heard, he drops shell casings from his arms and rubs in opposition to an American flag.
The individual of curiosity has almost 30 songs posted on Spotify, and his Facebook “fan membership” web page has 223 followers.
In one of many movies posted on-line he’s seen sitting on his mattress, arms on his knees and searching on the digital camera. On the wall behind him is the entrance web page of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette with the headline “Oswald Slain in Jail,” possible a reference to the loss of life of JFK murderer Lee Harvey Oswald.
The 22-year-old’s Instagram web page is populated solely with teams of the identical three black-and-white photographs of him in several poses.
Police proceed to warn the general public that the individual of curiosity is on the free and regarded armed and harmful. He is believed to be driving a 2010 Honda Fit with Illinois plates.