UPDATED, 4:54 p.m.: Chicago-area rapper identified by authorities as a person of interest for the Fourth of July shooting parade I was arrested.
Deadline will not identify it.
One of his music videos for the song “Toy Soldier” features crude stickman-like animation of a man shooting a long gun at people and later lying face down in a pool of blood after apparently being shot by the police. The accompanying lyric is: “I just wanna scream/F*ck this world/Livin’ the dream.”
He also has an IMDb page that lists him as a writer, director, composer, producer and actor in two music videos. In one, he raps over a set made to look like a small classroom. He sat at a desk and reached into his backpack; the screen goes dark and a gunshot-like sound is heard. When the video comes back, he is on his knees and falling to the floor. A maniacal laugh is heard, he drops casings from his hands and rubs against an American flag.
The person of interest has nearly 30 songs posted on Spotify and his Facebook “fan club” page has 223 followers.
In one of the videos posted online, he is seen sitting on his bed with his hands on his knees and looking into the camera. On the wall behind him is the front page of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette with the headline “Oswald Killed in Jail,” possibly a reference to the death of JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald.
The 22-year-old’s Instagram page is filled with nothing but groups of the same three black-and-white photos of him in different poses.
Police continue to warn the public that the person of interest is at large and is considered armed and dangerous. He is believed to be driving a 2010 Honda Fit with Illinois plates.