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Who is Darrell E Brooks aka MathBoi Fly? Reported suspect in Waukesha tragedy is a career criminal

Brooks is a career criminal with several arrest records and felony charges dating back to 1999
UPDATED NOV 22, 2021
Darrell E Brooks Jr was taken into custody following the Waukesha parade incident (Twitter)
Darrell E Brooks Jr was taken into custody following the Waukesha parade incident (Twitter)

WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN: Horror unfolded at a holiday parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on Sunday, November 21, when a speeding SUV plowed through barricades and drove into the crowd. At least 23 people, including children and elderly women, have been struck. There are reports of multiple people killed, but the exact number was not revealed. According to Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson, the “suspect vehicle” was recovered after what is being called a mass casualty event. Investigators now have a 'person of interest' in custody who reportedly drove the SUV into the peaceful crowd at Gasper Avenue and Main Street in Waukesha.

The person in custody has been identified as Darrell Edward Brooks Jr., who was found by the cops with the key to a Ford vehicle. The 39-year-old happens to be a career criminal and rapper who performs under the stage name MathBoi Fly. 


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Brooks's connection with the Waukesha parade

Brooks's exact alleged connection with the Waukesha parade has not been divulged by authorities. His name is not listed in the Waukesha County Jail database yet. It is being presumed that he was detained by cops after a red vehicle similar to the parade SUV showed up on Google Maps for the address listed in Brooks's name. 

Brooks has several open criminal cases

Brooks has been convicted on a number of criminal charges since 1999 including drug possession, obstructing an officer and battery. In 1999, he was convicted for substantial battery followed by another conviction for marijuana possession in 2002. In 2003 and 2005, he was found guilty of obstructing an officer. In 2011, Brooks was convicted for marijuana possession, and bail jumping.

According to Wisconsin court records, Darrell E Brooks Jr, a resident of 19th street, has several open felony charges filed against him on November 5, 2021. He was charged in Milwaukee courts for resisting an officer (misdemeanor), felony bail jumping, second-degree recklessly endangering safety (felony) with domestic abuse assessments, disorderly conduct, and battery (both misdemeanors, also with domestic abuse assessments.) On November 19, he posted a bail of $1000 in cash. 

Brooks also has another charge of second-degree reckless endangerment of safety, dating back to July 2020. At that time he was charged with two counts of use of dangerous weapon and a felony count of possession of a firearm. 

Brooks is a rapper with stage name MathBoi Fly

Darrell Brooks also happens to be a rapper performing under the name MathBoi Fly. He has released multiple music videos. A red SUV, similar to the one that plowed onto the parade at Waukesha can be seen in one of his music videos. 


At least 11 adults and 12 children have been injured, according to the police. Information on the severity of the injuries sustained wasn't available. As for those who lost their lives, police confirmed there have been "some" fatalities but refused to divulge the exact number of the dead citing privacy for the victims' families.