8-year-old becomes sixth to die from injuries in Waukesha

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Suspect Darrell Brooks Jr. made his initial appearance in court.
An 8-year-old boy, Jackson Sparks, died on Tuesday, according to his GoFundMe page. He was walking in the parade along with his brother, who is still hospitalized. The other five people who were killed were adults.

"This afternoon, our dear Jackson has sadly succumbed to his injuries and passed away," the page's organizer, Alyssa Albro, wrote.

Brooks made his initial appearance in court Tuesday. He could be heard crying during the proceeding, leaning over with his head nearly in his lap, with his attorney resting a hand on his back.

The city's livestream video and bystander video captured the chaotic scene when an SUV sped along the parade route and then into the crowd. Several of those injured remain in critical condition.

According to the criminal complaint, witnesses told police that the vehicle "appeared to be intentionally moving side to side," with no attempt to slow down or stop as it struck multiple people and sent bodies and objects flying.

Brooks ignored several attempts to stop him, according to the criminal complaint.

A detective — wearing police insignia and a neon orange safety vest — stepped in front of Brooks' vehicle and pounded on the hood, shouting "Stop," several times but Brooks drove past him, according to the complaint.

A uniformed police officer who saw Brooks' SUV traveling toward the parade route also tried to get his attention, yelling "Stop, stop the vehicle" several times but was ignored, according to the complaint. Brooks braked at one point, but instead of turning away from the parade route, he turned into the crowd and appeared to…
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