Waukesha tragedy: 2 out of 3 suspects from SUV reportedly still sought by police

Unconfirmed social media reports claimed that there were three suspects in total, according to the buzz on the police scanner after the tragedy


                            Waukesha tragedy: 2 out of 3 suspects from SUV reportedly still sought by police
There are three suspects responsible for the Waukesha parade tragedy, according to unconfirmed reports by social media users based on the buzz on police scanners (Twitter, Nevada Sex Offender Registry)

WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN: At least five people are dead and over 40 injured after a vehicle barreled through a holiday parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on Sunday, November 21, according to the city government.

“At this time, we can confirm that 5 people are deceased and over 40 are injured,” the authorities posted on social media sites late Sunday. “However, these numbers may change as we collect additional information," the statement added. Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson said police are working with the medical examiner’s office to confirm the identifies of those killed at the parade but their names will not be released to the public till the next of kin are notified. At least 11 adults and 12 pediatric patients were taken to six Waukesha-area hospitals following the incident, Fire Chief Steven Howard said.



 

READ MORE

Waukesha tragedy: Harrowing videos show moment SUV driver ran over dancing young girls

Waukesha parade tragedy: Witnesses recall incident, say 'bodies were flying everywhere'

Officials have recovered the red SUV that ran through crowds at the Waukesha, Thompson told reporters. Although the police confirmed that they have a person of interest in their custody, the man has not been officially named. However, a Twitter user claimed that the suspect was identified as Milwaukee man Darrell E Brooks, who has "25 different mugshots from multiple states." The SUV driver reportedly has a long rap sheet. He's an admitted child sex trafficker, a registered sex offender, and a domestic abuser. 



 

Three suspects

Unconfirmed social media reports also claimed that there were three suspects in total, according to the buzz in the police scanner, who were responsible for the Christmas parade tragedy. Some reports claimed that while one of them was in custody, the other two were in the wind. "Three (3) black males. Driver & 1 pass in custody. One (1) still sought. Driver (Darrell Brooks Jr) has very lengthy criminal history. Why won't Waukesha PD release suspects names? They would if their skin were different color (white). #EqualTreatment," one of them said, while another noted, "I've been hearing reports from people in Waukesha who claim to have been listening to police scanners and hearing there were three suspects in the vehicle." A third added, "Saw this posted earlier… three black male suspects sought… at least one in custody per police scanners @WaukeshaAlerts @lookner #waukesha"



 



 



 

Other tweets mentioned the suspects and the victims who had been confirmed dead at the time. "The suspects in Waukesha are three black males, one has been detained. At least two people have been confirmed dead so far. How long before Liberal Democrats will call the victims Racist ? #Waukesha." one of them said, while another noted, "The suspects in Waukesha are three black males, one has been detained. At least two people have been confirmed dead so far. The Media NEEDS to be held accountable." A third commented, "The suspects in Waukesha are three black males, one has been detained. At least two people have been confirmed dead so far. All confirmed information points to a deliberate attack. Police confirm gunshots were fired from the vehicle as well. The driver was part of a blm 'protest.'" One more quipped, "The suspects in Waukesha are three black males, one has been detained. At least two people have been confirmed dead so far. This is what vigilantism looks like."



 



 



 



 

 

This article contains remarks made on the Internet by individual people and organizations. MEAWW cannot confirm them independently and does not support claims or opinions being made online.

If you have a news scoop or an interesting story for us, please reach out at (323) 421-7514