Roommates, new information about the driver of an SUV that drove through a barricade, leaving five dead and 48 injured at a Christmas parade in Wisconsin yesterday, has been identified. According to Waukesha Police, Darrell Brooks Jr. been identified as the suspect. He faces five counts of first-degree premeditated murder and other offenses. Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson spoke about the tragedy at a recent press conference and shared new findings.
“We are sure he acted alone,” said Police Chief Thompson. “There is no evidence that it is a terrorist incident.” According to CNN, Chief Thompson shared that no motive is known for Darrell’s actions. However, it seems that he may have a criminal history. Reports show the 39-year-old Milwaukee resident was involved in a domestic unrest earlier that Sunday. He left that scene before going to the parade.
At the time of the parade, police were trying to engage Darrell as he approached the parade in his SUV but could not stop him from driving through the barricades. Chief Thompson gave more details, saying: “As the suspect drove through and into the crowd, an officer fired his firearm and fired shots at the suspect to stop the threat, but due to the crowd of people he had to stop , stop and shoot – do not fire other additional shots. ”
At present, CNN has not listed the names of the victims, but reported it the five deceased victims range in age from 52 to 81 and include four women and one man. Darrell sustained no injuries during the incident. Our thoughts go to those affected by this tragedy.
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