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Suspect Who Plowed Through a Christmas Parade Has History of Violent Crime, Released on Bail Two Days Prior

Police have arrested 39-year-old Darrell Edward Brooks Jr. as a suspect after a red SUV plowed through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, leaving multiple people dead and dozens injured.

By late Sunday evening, there were five confirmed casualties and more than 40 injured. The death toll may rise as many of the injuries are reportedly severe. At least 12 of those injured were children.

Brooks has a lengthy criminal record, including for sex trafficking a minor. He was released on bail just two days before the “mass casualty incident.”

Brooks openly discussed sex trafficking the teenage girl in a video posted to social media.

Brooks has previously been charged with domestic abuse multiple times, as well as battery, resisting or obstructing an officer, disorderly conduct and more.

The suspect also made a music video in which he raps in front of a red Ford Escape, which matches the one that drove through the Christmas celebration.

The vehicle could also been seen on Google Earth parked in front of his address.

Social media accounts under the same name as his YouTube channel reveal a strong support for Black Lives Matter.

A suspected motive for the attack has not been released by time of publishing.

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