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Darrell E. Brooks identified as person of interest in Wisconsin massacre

The person of interest in the apparent attack at a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin has been identified in multiple reports as Darell E. Brooks Jr., 39, a man who has committed multiple violent crimes.

Fox News and The Associated Press named Brooks as the person questioned by police after a gruesome mass casualty event in suburban Milwaukee on Sunday. An SUV drove through crowds attending a Christmas parade, injuring dozens of people, including children, and killing several. Fox News columnist and New York Post reporter Carol Markowicz named Brooks a “suspect” later that evening, but official Fox News reports have yet to classify him as a suspect.

According to Wisconsin court records, Darrell E. Brooks, 39, of Milwaukee, has a pending bail bail charge and a 2nd degree felony charge recklessly endangering safety with domestic violence ratings . He also has a charge of resisting a police officer, disorderly conduct and bodily harm. The alleged violations took place on November 2, 2021; the same Brooks was released on $ 1,000 bail on November 19 – just two days before the attack. AP linked these court records to the person identified by their law enforcement sources.

Police reportedly discovered Brooks’ ID in the red Ford Escape they recovered after the incident.

A reason has not been confirmed.

A witness told WISN that the driver struck the “Dancing Grannies”, where at least “one person knocked over the hood of the SUV”. The driver continued to plow and did not stop. A witness estimated that the vehicle was traveling at 40 miles per hour.

“There were moms and dads screaming for their kids, people running around,” a witness told Fox News Digital. “When I saw the video again, I heard people talking and they were like, ‘There are eight injured people over there. We need an ambulance here. There is a lady kneeling on the ground crying.

Brayden Kowalski, 19, said “bodies were flying everywhere”.

“It just blows through people, sort of ringing a lot of people, bodies flying all over the place,” Kowalski said. “These people didn’t get run over, they got thrown in the air. As if a lot of people had been thrown into the air.

“You could see the brain fragments,” he added. “There were a lot of people with broken limbs, like a lot of broken legs, a lot of people screaming with broken legs. It was horrible.

Although police have confirmed that some deaths have occurred, an exact number has not been given. No less than 30 people were reportedly injured, including 12 children.

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