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Live updates: Waukesha parade accident suspect Darrell Brooks Jr., fleeing domestic disturbance was charged with 5 counts each of intentional homicide

WAUKESHA, Wis. — The driver of an SUV that hurtled through a barricade and slammed into a Christmas parade in suburban Waukesha on Sunday was fleeing from a domestic disturbance moments before he killed at least five people and injured more than 40 others, police said.

Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson stated Monday that Darrell Brooks Jr. was running from a domestic disturbance and a knife report when he ran into the parade. Thompson stated that Brooks wasn’t being pursued. He will be charged with five counts of intentional homicide, Thompson added.

The deceased victims’ ages range from 52 to 81 years old. Thompson said 48 others were injured in the crash, which was captured on the city’s livestream as the car rammed struck high school band, children’s dance group and the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies.

Officials at the local hospital said Monday that six of their patients are still in critical condition. Children’s Wisconsin Hospital received 18 patients from the ages of 3 to 16, including three sets of siblings, doctors say.

“Today was a tragic, horrible and unimaginable tragedy. Shawn Reilly, Waukesha Mayor, stated that he was a participant in the parade from the start. I saw happy children sitting at the curb. Happy parents sat behind their kids. The smiling faces are still there.

Gov. Tony Evers instructed that flags fly at half-staff Monday through the funerals of the victims. Evers stated that he and Kathy were praying for Waukesha and…




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