Roommates, new information about the driver of an SUV driving the barricade, left five dead and 48 injured in the Christmas parade in Wisconsin yesterday, already known. According to Waukesha Police, Darrell Brooks Jr. was identified as the suspect. He faces five counts of first-degree intentional homicide and other offenses. Waukesha Police chief Dan Thompson spoke about the tragedy at a recent news conference sharing new findings.
“We are confident he acted alone,” Police Chief Thompson said. “There is no evidence that it was a terrorist incident.” According to CNN, Chief Thompson shared that no motive was known for Darrell’s actions. However, it appears that he has a criminal history. Reports show the 39-year-old Milwaukee resident was involved in a domestic disturbance early Sunday. He left the scene before going to the parade.
During the parade, police tried to join Darrell as he approached the parade in his SUV but did not stop him from driving the barricades. Chief Thompson provided further details saying, “When the suspect was driving through and into the crowd, an officer discharged his firearm and firearms at the suspect to stop the threat but due to the crowd people, have to stop, stop and fire – don’t fire any more shots. ”
So far, CNN has not listed the names of the victims but reported that the five dead victims ranged in age from 52 to 81 and included four women and a man. Darrell was not injured during the incident. Our thoughts are with those affected by this tragedy.
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