Waukesha, Wis. – Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson at a Monday press briefing released new information regarding the victims of Sunday night’s deadly Christmas parade attack, which resulted in at least five dead and more than 40 injured.
Law enforcement arrested suspect Darrell E. Brooks, 39, and charged him with five counts of intentional homicide. Chief Thompson stated that Brooks “intentionally drove his marron SUV through police barricades and into a crowd of people at the Waukesha Christmas Parade, which resulted in killing five individuals and injuring 48.”
Thompson explained that Brooks drove through the Christmas parade after fleeing a domestic disturbance that happened just moments prior. Police were not actively pursuing Brooks when he drove through police barricades heading towards the parade.