Suspect in Waukesha Christmas parade attack had prior criminal record

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Darrell Brooks Jr., 39, was charged earlier this month with recklessly endangering safety and battery when he ran over a woman with his car earlier this month.
Suspect in Waukesha Christmas parade attack had prior criminal record

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Authorities in Waukesha, Wisc., announced Monday that 39-year-old Darrell Brooks Jr. has been charged with five counts of homicide after he allegedly drove his car into a Christmas parade over the weekend, killing five people and injuring at least 40 others.

Brooks was acting alone, authorities said in a news conference Monday afternoon. He had been involved in a "domestic disturbance" just prior to crashing his SUV into the parade. Authorities say police were not engaged in a chase of the suspect at the time of the incident, but that one officer did fire several times at Brooks' vehicle as he…
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