Waukesha Attack Suspect ID'd; Was Released on Cash Bail Two Days Ago

As we reported earlier, there was a horrible attack Sunday night in Waukesha, Wisconsin, in which a man driving a red SUV mowed down more than 20 people who were participating in the town’s Christmas parade. There were multiple fatalities but officials announced at a press conference that they won’t be releasing more specifics about even the number of deaths until the families have been notified.



Multiple reports, relying on scanner traffic on Broadcastify, claimed that a Waukesha police officer reported that the driver of the SUV was a black male. “There’s a car going westbound approaching the parade course. A red Escape. Black male. I couldn’t stop him. He’s going westbound blowing his horn.”

And, as I reported earlier, a man whose family was at the parade called into a local television station and reported that the driver was a black man with dreadlocks. That video has now been deleted.

However, according to NY Post reporter Karol Markiewicz, the person in custody is a black man with dreadlocks, Darrell E. Brooks.


This report hasn’t been confirmed by the police yet. If you search the name provided by Markowicz, though, the person is a convicted felon with a long criminal record who was released on $1,000 cash bail for his latest charges on November 19, just two days ago.

But the name Darrell Brooks can be heard during a discussion about the vehicle with an officer at ~24:00 on this audio, saying that Brooks’ identification was found in the vehicle. You can also hear the mention of “black male” and “dreadlocks” on this audio.

This is a Google maps view of the home of Darrell Brooks, according to the address provided in his record.

This is a mugshot of a Darrell Brooks who has the same birthday as the record cited by Markowicz.


Brooks could have been fleeing from another crime when he slammed through multiple barricades before entering the parade.

We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.


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