The man being questioned after a purple SUV plowed by Waukesha’s Christmas parade, killing a minimum of 5 folks and injuring dozens, has been recognized as Darrell E. Brooks Jr., a Milwaukee man with a criminal historical past courting again to 1999 that features quite a few violent felonies.

Multiple senior legislation enforcement sources informed Fox News that the 39-year-old longtime felon was being questioned in reference to the assault.

Police stated early Monday {that a} purple SUV plowed into pedestrians Sunday night, killing 5 and injuring a minimum of 40 extra. Some of the victims have been kids.

He has an extended rap sheet and plenty of pending circumstances. Brooks’ most up-to-date courtroom look got here on Nov. 5 for costs together with reckless endangerment, battery, home abuse, resisting arrest and bail leaping. He was out on $1,000 bail for these costs on the time of the assault.

The Waukesha Christmas parade person of interest has been identified as Darrell E. Brooks Jr., a Milwaukee man with a criminal history dating back to 1999 – with numerous violent felonies, court records show.

The Waukesha Christmas parade particular person of curiosity has been recognized as Darrell E. Brooks Jr., a Milwaukee man with a criminal historical past courting again to 1999 – with quite a few violent felonies, courtroom information present.
(Wisconsin DOJ)


In July 2020, police charged him with three different felonies – together with reckless endangerment and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He’s additionally listed as a Tier 2 registered intercourse offender in Nevada.

A background verify from Wisconsin’s Department of Justice got here again with over 50 pages of costs in opposition to Brooks stretching again many years. In 1999 he acquired his first felony conviction for collaborating in an aggravated battery – for which he acquired three years of probation, information present.

He was convicted of obstructing an officer in 2005 and 2003. In 2002 he had one other felony marijuana cost. 


Good Samaritans attempt to help victims after an SUV plowed through the Waukesha Christmas parade Sunday evening in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Good Samaritans try to assist victims after an SUV plowed by the Waukesha Christmas parade Sunday night in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

In 2010 he pleaded no contest to felony strangulation costs. 

In 2012 he pleaded responsible to misdemeanor bail leaping and marijuana costs. A 12 months earlier he pleaded responsible to felony marijuana costs and resisting arrest.

Brooks additionally appeared to used the pseudonym “Mathboi Fly” in music movies and can be related to the aliases Darrell Eugene Brooks and Quinton Feilcein in courtroom paperwork.

One of Brooks’ movies, which has been faraway from YouTube, confirmed a purple Ford SUV that resembles the one seen plowing right into a crowd on the parade Sunday evening on Main Street in Waukesha. Witnesses described the chaos of blood and our bodies thrown into the air and strewn concerning the avenue earlier than bystanders rushed to attempt to assist victims as paramedics raced to the scene. 

An lawyer for Brooks didn’t instantly return calls searching for remark.

Local authorities arrange a brief memorial for the victims at Veterans Park simply west of the scene. 

Fox News’ David Spunt contributed to this report.