Tuesday 23 November 2021
New York – (dpa/tka):
A man accused of driving an SUV that crashed into crowds at a festive parade in Wisconsin on Sunday that killed at least five people, faces up to five counts of first-degree murder, according to police.
Police took Daryl Brooks, 39, into custody Sunday after the fatal incident in Waukesha, but no formal charges have yet been filed, according to the New York Daily News.
Brooks had been charged with a slew of other crimes prior to the latest incident, according to online prison records.
Among the charges he was previously charged are reckless use and illegal possession of a firearm in July 2020, and earlier this month, with resisting a police officer, reckless murder and disorderly conduct, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
He was released on a $1,000 bond last Friday, two days before the incident.
Waukesha town authorities announced on Sunday night that at least 40 people were injured during the accident.
The authorities did not announce the ages of the dead. It had announced hours ago that there were many children among the victims.
The emergency department said 11 adults and 12 children were taken to hospitals.