Authorities name suspect in Milwaukee Christmas parade massacre, think he was fleeing earlier crime

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Authorities on Monday identified the suspect in connection with an SUV plowing through a Christmas parade Sunday in Wisconsin as 39-year-old Darrell Brooks.

At a press conference Monday afternoon in Waukesha, authorities also said the suspect might have been fleeing a earlier crime and that they arrested the SUV driver near the crime scene, after an officer fired at least one shot at the suspect. 

Authorities also said the incident was not a terror attack and that the suspect might have been involved in a domestic dispute beforehand.

Brooks was accused earlier this month of running over the mother of his child in the parking lot of a Milwaukee gas station with his maroon 2010 Ford Escape and is free on $1,000 bail. A spokesman for the district attorney’s office described the state's bail recommendation as "inappropriately low" considering the seriousness of the charges and "not consistent" with office policy, according to The New York Times.
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