United States

Driver of the SUV that killed 5 in Wisconsin Parade Charged with Homicide

On Sunday, an SUV driver mowed through the middle of a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Driver Darrell E. Brooks Jr. drove through a parade killing 5 and injuring at least 48 injured.

The man was seen at an alleged altercation that included a knife but quickly sped away in the red SUV when the police arrived. He was seen to be acting alone according to the police, and was the only one arrested.

His act has led to the death of Tamara Durand, age 52, Jane Kulich, age 52, LeAnna Owen, age 71, Virginia Sorenson, age 79, and Wilhelm Hospel, age 81.

The County District Attorney’s Office expects to file the charges by Tuesday afternoon.

The FBI is assisting the local authorities in the investigation.

Darrell Brooks Jr. had a criminal record even prior to Sunday, including domestic abuse, violent behavior, and even an allegation that he used a vehicle as a weapon before the parade even occurred. He was in jail because of it and released on bail just the week before.

On Monday evening, a candlelight vigil was held to honor the dead.

Coree ILBO copyright (c) 2013-2021, All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed in whole, or part without the express written permission.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Confirm that you are not a bot - select a man with raised hand: