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Driver to be charged with ‘intentional homicide’ after five killed at US Christmas parade

By AFP
22 November 2021   |   8:26 pm
The driver of the car that ploughed into a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, leaving five dead and 48 injured, will be charged with intentional homicide, police said Monday.

The driver of the car that ploughed into a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, leaving five dead and 48 injured, will be charged with intentional homicide, police said Monday.

Police measure orange markers of debris left following a driver plowing into the Christmas parade on Main Street in downtown November 22, 2021 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Five people were left dead after a person driving an S.U.V. entered the parade route and proceeded to strike dozens of people. Jim Vondruska/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by GETTY IMAGES / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)


Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson identified the driver as Darrell Brooks, 39, and said he was not being pursued by police when he drove his red SUV into the parade Sunday.

“We are confident he acted alone. There is no evidence that this a terrorist incident,” said Thompson, adding that police believed the suspect was involved in a domestic dispute shortly before the incident.