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WAUKESHA | A motorist accused of rushing into a Christmas parade in a Wisconsin town on Sunday will be charged with five homicides, US investigating officials said on Monday. & nbsp;
“According to our information, the suspect was involved in a domestic dispute a few moments before the facts” and “there is no proof that it is a terrorist act”, specified Daniel Thompson, the head of the police in Waukesha, a town of 72,000 people east of that state's metropolis, Milwaukee.
Driver, Darrell Brooks Jr, 39, who lives in Milwaukee, walked through the crowd with his SUV, killing at least five and injuring 48, according to a report by police and health authorities.
Among the injured, 18 minors aged 3 to 16 were transported to the Milwaukee Children's Hospital. Ten are in intensive care and six are in critical condition.
Darrell Brooks Jr had already been indicted in 2020 for endangering others, then on November 5 for an episode of domestic violence, according to court documents.
He was later released with a payment of a $ 1,000 bail, the Milwaukee district attorney said in a statement, admitting that the amount was “indecently low in view of the nature of the charges” against him.
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Darrell Brooks Jr. is the suspect who was arrested in connection with the Waukesha, Wis., Christmas parade tragedy on Sunday, according to police. & Nbsp;
Based on his accounts of the social networks and his court records, he has the profile of an amateur rap singer with a long criminal history. US media report that two criminal cases are open for which he was released on bail for $ 500 and, more recently, $ 1000 just days before the Christmas parade drama.
The man is also identified as Darrell E. Brooks Jr. and Darrell Edward Brooks Jr. Most of his social media accounts were deleted, including his YouTube channel In a music video, under the nickname MathBoi Fly, a truck Ford brand red is seen in the background.
Known to the police
According to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Brooks Jr. has been charged three times in less than two years with recklessly endangering the safety of others, including on November 5, following an incident of domestic violence for which he was also accused of resisting or obstructing the work of an officer.
Also according to the Sentinel , in the most recent case, a woman told police that Brooks Voluntarily knocked her over “with her vehicle” as she crossed the parking lot of a gas station after a fight, according to the criminal complaint. The woman was hospitalized for her injuries.
Brooks was released from jail on Friday after posting $ 1,000 bond in the recent incident, court records show. In July 2020, he was also charged with two second degree counts of recklessly endangering the safety of others with a dangerous weapon. These two cases are still being heard in court.
Children among the 40 injured
< p> Police squads attended a Milwaukee address used by Brooks after his name was mentioned on the radio frequency in connection with the Waukesha Parade incident, where at least 40 people, including many children, were injured when a red Ford Escape drove through the crowd. & nbsp;
According to Heavy media, a red Ford truck is appearing on Google Maps at this address.
David Begnaud of CBS News tweeted that, according to a law enforcement official, the parade suspect was “possibly fleeing a fight a a knife. ”
Heavy also obtained the audio from the scanner indicating that Waukesha Police obtained ID with Darrell Brooks Jr.'s name inside the red Ford Escape that they recovered as part of the Waukesha Parade investigation. & nbsp;