Expenses to be filed Tuesday in Waukesha Christmas parade tragedy | WUWM 89.7 FM

The suspect within the mass casualty in Waukesha has been recognized.

Police say 39-year-old Darrell Brooks is suspected of killing not less than 5 individuals and injuring practically 50. Through the metropolis’s annual Christmas parade Sunday, Brooks allegedly sped by barricades and into the group. He’s in custody and is predicted to be charged with 5 counts of intentional first diploma murder Tuesday.

Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson mentioned Monday that Brooks had left a home disturbance simply minutes earlier than driving by police barricades and plowing into the parade. Thompson sounded emotional as he recounted the names of the individuals who died: “Virginia Sorenson, 79-year-old feminine. LeAnna Owen, 71-year-old feminine. Tamara Durand, 52-year-old feminine. Jane Kulich, 52-year-old feminine. Wilhelm Hospel, 81 yr outdated male.”

Waukesha Hearth Chief Steve Howard described how troublesome the night time was for first responders on the scene.

“It was simply carnage. Likening it to a battle zone. There have been adults, youngsters that had been injured. A few of our first responders had been there with their households. They left their households to deal with individuals, together with many different personnel and individuals who had been there,” Howard mentioned. “What stands out in my thoughts from our conversations is we do have individuals who have army backgrounds and who likened it to a battle zone.”

The parade is a cherished a part of the Waukesha neighborhood held annually on the Sunday earlier than Thanksgiving.

A prayer vigil for the victims was scheduled for Monday night at Cutler Park in Waukesha.

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