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Crime 6th Intentional Homicide Charge Added For Driver Who Crashed Into Wisconsin Christmas Parade

07:30  30 november  2021
07:30  30 november  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

At least 20 people injured after SUV slammed into Wisconsin Christmas parade, authorities say

  At least 20 people injured after SUV slammed into Wisconsin Christmas parade, authorities say An SUV sped into a Christmas parade in the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha, leaving at least 20 people injured, authorities said Sunday. Your browser does not support this video Police in Waukesha, located about 20 miles west of Milwaukee, were urging people to avoid the downtown area. Mayor Shawn Reilly told WITI in Milwaukee that he does not believe there is any current danger to the public. Videos posted to social media, including a live feed of the parade operated by the City of Waukesha, show a red SUV breaking through barriers and speeding into the roadway where the parade was taking place.

Wisconsin officials will seek to charge a driver who ploughed into a Christmas parade on Sunday with five counts of intentional homicide . It comes as hundreds of people gathered for a candlelight vigil in Waukesha to remember those who lost their lives. Darrell Edward Brooks Jr, 39, killed five people, aged between 52 and 81, and injured 48 others, including young "A lone subject intentionally drove his maroon SUV through barricades and into a crowd of people that was celebrating the Waukesha Christmas parade ," city police chief Dan Thompson told reporters at a news conference on Monday.

The Waukesha Christmas parade 'car killer' was charged with a sixth count of first-degree intentional homicide today after the sixth victim, Jackson Sparks, 8, died from his injuries last Tuesday. Brooks is currently being held on million bail in a jail in Wisconsin and faces life in prison if convicted. The Christmas parade tragedy is the latest in a series of violent crimes he is tied to going back 22 years and spanning across numerous states.

A sixth intentional homicide was added to charges against Darrell Brooks Jr., allegedly the driver who drove his SUV through a Wisconsin Christmas parade.

This undated photo provided by the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department shows Darrell Brooks, the suspect in a Christmas parade crash in suburban Milwaukee. An 8-year-old boy became the sixth person to die Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021 as a result of Brooks driving his SUV into a suburban Milwaukee Christmas parade, with a criminal complaint alleging that the suspect in the case steered side-to-side with the intent of striking marchers and spectators. © Waukesha County Sheriff's Department via AP This undated photo provided by the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department shows Darrell Brooks, the suspect in a Christmas parade crash in suburban Milwaukee. An 8-year-old boy became the sixth person to die Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021 as a result of Brooks driving his SUV into a suburban Milwaukee Christmas parade, with a criminal complaint alleging that the suspect in the case steered side-to-side with the intent of striking marchers and spectators.

The sixth charge is for victim Jackson Sparks, an 8-year-old boy who was walking in the parade with his 12-year-old brother Tucker, who was also injured in the crash, The Associated Press reported. If convicted, each charge has a life sentence.

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The six people killed by an SUV that ploughed through a Wisconsin Christmas and into a crowd celebrating the Christmas parade . The Waukesha official said Monday that it would seek to indict a driver who crashed into a Christmas parade on Sunday for five counts of intentional homicide . It happened in Waukesha when hundreds of people gathered for a candlelight vigil to remember those who lost their lives.

Authorities in Wisconsin on Monday identified a 39-year-old man as the person who plowed his vehicle into a Christmas parade on Sunday night, killing five people and injuring another 48, including two children who remained in a critical condition. Darrell E Brooks was in custody, charged with five counts of intentional first-degree homicide , Daniel Thompson, police chief of Waukesha, a city 20 Nobody was hurt by the shots and the officer was placed on administrative leave, Thompson said on Monday. Brooks was arrested a short time after the incident and his vehicle impounded, Thompson added .

Investigators allege that Brooks, 39 turned into the parade route in Waukesha on Nov. 21 and drove his vehicle side-to-side without touching his brakes, hitting dozens of people. It was announced later that night by police that five people had died.

Brooks was arrested after he knocked on someone's door asking for help calling for a ride.

Earlier this month, Brooks had been charged with a different case on Nov. 5, in which he used his SUV to run over the mother of his child on Nov. 2, according to FOX6 News Milwaukee.

The same day he was charged, Brooks received a pre-trial safety risk assessment, according to a document FOX6 found. The form, filed by a JusticePoint investigator, is used to aid the court in deciding bail. The assessment deemed Brooks as a Level 4 risk for failure to appear, as well as a Level 6 risk for new criminal activity, meaning he is more likely to not appear and commit a new crime. The document also said that Brooks is on an active hold with the Waukesha County Sheriff's Office and that he is diagnosed with a "serious and persistent illness in which he is not receiving treatment for."

Joy turns to horror as SUV speeds into Christmas parade

  Joy turns to horror as SUV speeds into Christmas parade WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A joyous scene of marching bands and children dancing in Santa hats and waving pompoms turned deadly in an instant, as an SUV sped through a barricade and into a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee while spectators watched in horror. One video showed a woman screaming, “Oh my God!” repeatedly as a group of young dancers was struck Sunday. A father talked of going “from one crumpled body to the other” in search of his daughter. Members of a “Dancing Grannies” club were among those hit. © Provided by Associated Press A police officer uses a flashlight while looking for evidence in downtown Waukesha, Wis.

Man Drives Into Crowd at Wisconsin Holiday Parade . Five people were killed and more than 40 others were injured, the authorities said, after a Milwaukee man drove an S.U.V. through the Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wis. Darrell E. Brooks faces five counts of first-degree intentional homicide . A spokesman for Children’s Wisconsin said that hospital, which treats only pediatric patients, had admitted 15 people on Sunday. Details about their conditions were not immediately available. Another hospital, Aurora Medical Center–Summit, said in a statement that it was treating 13 patients, including

Police say Darrell Brooks has been charged with five counts of first-degree intentional homicide . At least five people are dead and dozens injured after a man drove into a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin . Police say Darrell Brooks has been charged with five counts of first-degree intentional homicide . CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" with the latest.

Court Commissioner Cedrid Cornwall set Brooks' bail low despite concerns. Brooks was able to post bail on Nov. 19. Brooks' current bail is set at $5 million, with a preliminary hearing on Jan. 14.

For more reporting from the Associated Press, see below.

Waukesha County District Attorney Susan Opper filed five counts of first-degree intentional homicide against Brooks on Nov. 23, for victims ranging in age from 52 to 81.

Willy Medina, a spokesman for the state public defender's office, which is representing Brooks, declined to comment on the added count.

Brooks' alleged motive remains unknown. Investigators have said he was fleeing the scene of a domestic dispute when he turned into the parade but police were not pursuing him. He was free on $1,000 bail in a Milwaukee County case earlier in November in which he is accused of intentionally striking a woman with his car.

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  Wisconsin Christmas parade live updates: 81-year-old, 79-year-old among the 5 killed Five people were killed and more than 40 others injured when a car plowed into a Christmas parade in Wisconsin.The suspect, 39-year-old Darrell Brooks, is in custody, authorities said.

Brooks is charged with five counts of first-degree intentional homicide . CBS News correspondent Nancy Chen joins “CBSN AM” from Waukesha with the latest. Police say Darrell Brooks, 39, was fleeing another crime scene when he drove his SUV through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin , killing 5 people and injuring dozens of others. Brooks is charged with five counts of first-degree intentional homicide .

Authorities in Wisconsin have identified the driver of a red SUV who they say intentionally drove his SUV through barricades and into a crowd celebrating the Waukesha Christmas parade . Brooks faces five counts of first-degree intentional homicide , with additional charges based on the investigation, Thompson said. Brooks had been released from jail less than two weeks ago in a domestic abuse case, on a ,000 bail that prosecutors recommended and now say was "inappropriately low."

Darrell Brooks Jr. the man who drove his SUV into the Waukesha Christmas Parade, had been charged with using his SUV in another crime earlier this month, running over the mother of his child. In this photo, memorials placed along Main Street in downtown Waukesha Wisconsin left in areas where people were hit by a driver plowing into the Christmas parade on Main Street in downtown November 22, 2021 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Six people died after Darrell Brooks Jr. driving an S.U.V. entered the parade route and proceeded to strike dozens of people. Jim Vondruska/Getty Images © Jim Vondruska/Getty Images Darrell Brooks Jr. the man who drove his SUV into the Waukesha Christmas Parade, had been charged with using his SUV in another crime earlier this month, running over the mother of his child. In this photo, memorials placed along Main Street in downtown Waukesha Wisconsin left in areas where people were hit by a driver plowing into the Christmas parade on Main Street in downtown November 22, 2021 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Six people died after Darrell Brooks Jr. driving an S.U.V. entered the parade route and proceeded to strike dozens of people. Jim Vondruska/Getty Images

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