A rapper is in custody after five people were killed and children were injured at the Waukesha Christmas parade.
Darrell Edward Brooks, 39, who goes by the alias Mathboi Fly, was detained by police in Waukesha, Wisconsin, after a red Ford Escape ripped through the city and collapsed into a crowd.
More than 40 people, including 12 children, were injured in Sunday’s panic as families and artists celebrated the annual holiday event.
The police opened fire on the SUV as it was passing through a barrier and was speeding.
Officers later swooped in at an address in Milwaukee, where the vandalized SUV was parked in the driveway.
The front part of the vehicle was dislocated to the windscreen and its bumper and license plate were hanging.
Brooks was detained there and reportedly complained of shoulder pain as he was detained.
Videos of them can be seen on YouTube and the same car that was mortgaged in the parade appears to be used in one of them.
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The first three letters on the license plate ADP and the vehicle description are the same as what is reportedly heard on the police scanner.
Court documents link Brooks to the Milwaukee address where he was arrested.
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He posted a video on one of his Twitter accounts boasting about a speech given by then-President Barack Obama, which he called “a crock of b******”.
Waukesha police confirmed that a “person of interest” was in custody.
Confirmed by five law enforcement officers NBC That the 39-year-old was being questioned in connection with the stampede.
Local police chief Dan Thompson said at a news conference that the vehicle hit more than 40 people, including some children.
Thompson also said that a person of interest is in custody, noting that this is a “fluid investigation” and that the priority at this point is to “work with the families” of the victims.
The suspect was identified as:
- The moment the police swooped down on the SUV, it came to the fore
- Video was released showing police firing at the suspect
An eyewitness reportedly said that it looked as if the driver of the vehicle was “trying to kill people”.
“He was moving back and forth,” he said.
The family and cast were celebrating an annual holiday event when the panic broke out.
A witness, Angela O’Boyle, whose apartment in a Milwaukee suburb overlooked the parade, told CNN: “All I heard was shouting and then people shouting the names of their children”.
the witnesses speak
He described how he “saw the car coming and plowing in the band that was right in front of my balcony at the time”.
“It hit at least two people immediately and rolled over them,” she said.
“And then continued on the road to People’s Park which is at the end of the block – and then kept going, it didn’t stop.”
Witness Braden Kowalski, 19, told Fox News He was with his family when he saw what happened.
,[The driver is] Just flying through people, just killing a lot of people, bodies flying everywhere,” Kowalski said.
“These guys didn’t run, they threw the f*****g into the air. Like a lot of people were tossed into the air.
“It’s the most peaceful loving city. Everyone’s so friendly. I know people who say, ‘You would never expect this to happen.’
“But this is one of those cities. You never thought it would happen.”
Kowalski went on to say that he and his mother ran into the crowd to help those injured.
“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 horrifying.”
more witness account Describe a dance team of young girls “between the ages of nine and 15” who may be hit by a vehicle.
Posted by a Twitter user Video In which a dancing child enjoying the parade was almost hit by a speeding vehicle.
According to Fire Chief Steve Howard, eleven adults and 12 pediatric patients were taken to six nearby hospitals.
Howard said there were “many deaths”, although he could not confirm the exact number at this time because families and loved ones were still being notified.
Sean Reilly, the mayor of Waukesha, which has about 70,000 residents, indicated there was no longer a threat to the community.
FBI on the case
FBI tweeted In response to the incident: “Our local law enforcement partners are the primary responders in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
“The FBI is providing assistance. It is standard practice for the FBI to assist our local law enforcement partners.”
Reilly issued an earlier statement: “Tonight was a painful situation for the city of Waukesha. We don’t have all the details.”
wisconsin governor Tony Evers issued a statement Twitter, saying: “Cathy and I are tonight praying for Waukesha and all the children, families and community members affected by this senseless act.
“I am grateful to the first responders and people who acted quickly to help, and we are in contact with local partners as we await more information.”
Members of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies troupe were marching at the time of the incident and are among those hit.
A statement was issued on the group facebook page Which read in part: “Group members and volunteers were impressed and we await word on their terms.
“Please Grandma, keep all those injured and all who witnessed this horrific event in your thoughts and prayers.”
Moments after the alleged incident, a local report tweeted that at the Christmas parade “a car drove through downtown Waukesha”.
The stampede was broadcast live
the city of Waukesha Facebook account was live streaming the parade.
After the SUV is seen speeding through the parade, members of the crowd can be seen carrying performers to the side of the road to allow emergency vehicles.
According to a post on his Chamber of Commerce, Waukesha residents had gathered to celebrate the city’s 58th annual Christmas parade. Website,
“Comfort and Joy” is used on the site to describe the parade, which began at 4 p.m. local time and traveled down Main Street in downtown Waukesha.
According to the Waukesha Police Department, there is a family reunion location at the Metro Transit Center by Bank St.
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