Police said the suspect in the Highland Park shooting was dressed as a woman when he opened fire on paradegoers from a rooftop on July 4.
NBC News reports Chris Covelli of the Lake County Major Crimes Taskforce said the suspect “planned this attack several weeks in advance.”
Covelli also noted that the suspect carried out the attack while “clad in women’s clothing and investigators … believe he did this to hide his facial tattoos and his identity and aid him in the escape.”
He said that as soon as the suspect stopped firing, he “left the roof, dropped his gun and he mixed with the crowd and he escaped.”
Breitbart News reported that six people were killed and at least 24 were injured in the July 4 attack.
Shortly after the attack, the police were able to release a description of an interested person.
NBC Chicago noted that law enforcement officers were looking for “a white male between the ages of 18 and 20 with a short build and longer black hair.”
Police quickly corrected their description, noting that they were looking for a 22-year-old white man driving a silver Honda vehicle. They also released a license plate that was linked to the vehicle of the person of interest.
USA Today reported that the interested party was arrested just before 7 p.m. Monday.
After the arrest, Chris Covelli said: “This person is believed to have been responsible for what happened.”
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