A policeman working on The scene of the Waukesha Christmas Parade attack believes suspect Darrell Brooks committed an "intentional act to hit and injure as many people as possible " as the SUV he was driving that day "appeared intentionally moving from side to side ", according to a new criminal complaint.
Brooks, who faces five counts of intentional homicide in the first degree , is currently being held on $ 5 million bail. A sixth count is likely to come in connection with the most recent death of 8-year-old Jackson Sparks.
A acriminal complaint filed in Waukesha County Circuit Court on Tuesday details how an officer from the Waukesha Town Police Department first thought Brooks was going to stop and attempt to make a turn at right out of the road parade. "
Darrell Brooks, center, is escorted out of the courtroom after his initial appearance in Wauk County Court Tuesdayesha in Waukesha, Wisconsin. (Mark Hoffman / Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)
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"However, the vehicle then appeared to accelerate rapidly, when Constable Butryn heard a shout of res. The vehicle suddenly veered left into the crowd of parade participants, "he continued.
"By this point it was clear to Agent Butryn that this was an intentional act to hit and injure as many people as possible. Constable Butryn continued to run west on East Main Street, following the vehicle and its path, "the complaint said. the vehicle area. "
Darrell Brooks, the suspect in the Christmas Parade attack Waukesha. (Wisconsin Department of Justice)
By the time the officer approached a Subway restaurant in the area, he "started to meet several victims " and "several people were shooting at him, saying they needed help with the injured," he added.
The complainedHe also quoted a detective who said he spoke with several witnesses at the scene.
"A witness said:" As I continued to look at the SUV, it continued to roll in a zigzag motion. It was as if the SUV was trying to avoid vehicles , not people. The vehicle made no attempt to stop, let alone slow down, "the complaint said.
At least 6 people died in Sunday's incident in Waukesha, Wisconsin. (Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office via AP | CITY OF WAUKESHA / Facebook / via REUTERS)
"Detective Trussoni is interviewed by another The witness who described the same pattern of zigzag driving of the SUV and the witness further indicated that he felt this was "direct intention to hit so many parade participants, "the complaint adds.
Court Commissioner Kevin Costello cited Brooks' criminal record, his bail history and the" shocking "nature of the offense when he set the bond on Tuesday at $ 5 million.
" Two detectives believed that this wasit was an intentional act that the vehicle seemed to swerve into individuals, in fact at one point tried to avoid other vehicles, ”said Costello. "I haven't seen anything like it in my very long career. It seems like a very strong argument for the state.
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Fox News 'Paul Best contributed to this report.