In keeping with a witness, the ex-girlfriend of the driving force charged within the lethal Waukesha Christmas parade rampage was seen fleeing the automobile moments earlier than all of it occurred with a black eye.
Darrell Brooks, 39, was allegedly concerned in a home dispute earlier than he crashed into the parade crowd on Sunday, killing 5 individuals and wounding 48 others.
Brooks’ ex-girlfriend was seen fleeing barefoot from him following a confrontation, in line with a neighbor who spoke to The Solar.
The lady, who recognized herself as Ebony, stated that the couple fought usually exterior of Brooks’ residence. On one event the girl stated she needed to step in and even threatened to name the police.
In keeping with Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson, Brooks fled the scene earlier than police arrived to the home disturbance, so he was not pursued throughout the time of the incident.
In keeping with Thompson, there was no proof that Brooks knew anybody within the parade.
4 ladies, ages 52 to 79, and an 81-year-old man had been among the many lifeless.
Court docket paperwork present that Brooks was out on a $1000 money bail on the time of the tragedy for reportedly putting his ex-girlfriend and purposely operating her “over with his vehicle” in a Milwaukee gasoline station car parking zone on Nov. 2.
Brooks has been charged with over 16 crimes since 1999.