- The suspect in the Wisconsin Christmas parade horror was involved in a domestic dispute minutes prior, police said.
- Suspect Darrell E. Brooks, 39, “intentionally” drove his maroon SUV into the crowd in Waukesha, cops said.
- Five people were killed and 48 were injured in the incident.
The man suspected of plowing an SUV into crowds marching in an annual Christmas parade in Wisconsin was involved in a domestic dispute minutes before the deadly incident, police said Monday.
Waukesha Police Chief Daniel Thompson said at a press briefing that suspect Darrell E. Brooks, 39, “intentionally” drove his maroon SUV through police barricades into a crowd at the parade in the small city of Waukesha at around 4:40 p.m. local time on Sunday.
Five people were killed and 48 were injured, including 18 children, when the suspect barreled through the crowd, authorities said.
Four women, two aged 52, a 79-year-old, and a 71-year-old, as well as an 81-year-old man were left dead as a result of the incident, according to police,
Thompson said that Brooks “was involved in a domestic disturbance” minutes prior to the parade horror “and left that scene” just before police arrived.
“We are confident he acted alone,” Thompson said of Brooks.
Brooks faces five counts of first-degree intentional homicide, according to Thompson.
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