The man who was detained on Monday night in connection with the attack on the Highland Park July 4 parade admitted to carrying out the heinous act and claimed he thought about carrying out a second attack in Wisconsin.
According to prosecutors, the suspect confessed to the attack, USA Today reported on Wednesday.
Erin Rinehart, the state’s attorney for Lake County, said the suspect’s confession came after he was taken into custody.
He went into detail about what he had done, according to Rinehart.
These details included his admission that, after he descended from the Highland Park rooftop and fled the scene, he had considered carrying out a second attack in Madison, Wisconsin.
According to Christopher Covelli, a spokesman for the Lake County Major Crime Task Force, the suspect “seriously considered” using the gun he had in his car to commit another shooting.
According to Breitbart News, the Highland Park shooting suspect had a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card, which gave him permission to buy weapons legally in Illinois.
Prior to the attack, he legally bought five guns over the course of a year, including two rifles.
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