Darrell Brooks' ex seen 'running away with no shoes & black eye' says neighbor who 'broke up fight' before Waukesha

THE ex-girlfriend of alleged Waukesha killer Darrell Brooks was seen “running away with no shoes and a black eye” before the holiday parade horror, a neighbor has claimed.

Brooks, 39, is said to have clashed with his partner before going on an SUV rampage, smashing into children and killing five people in the Wisconsin town.

A neighbor, named only as Ebony, told The Sun the convicted sex offender had regular fights with his partner.

Ebony said when the clashes took place outside her home, across the street from Brooks' house, she intervened to separate them and threatened to call the police.


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Three days before Brooks was arrested and charged he was accused of trying to run over his ex-girlfriend.

He was let out on $1,000 bail on November 19, three days before the parade bloodbath.

Virginia Sorenson, 79 Leanna Owens, 71 Tamara Durand, 52 James Coolidge, 52 Wilhelm Hospel, 82, were among those killed in the carnage.

More than 40 were injured the attack, including at least 18 children who are being treated at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, officials said.

Neighbors told The Sun that convicted felon Brooks always "seemed off" and was seen "talking to himself."

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They noticed the red SUV that plowed through the parade as the same one parked behind Brooks' Milwaukee home that he shared with his mom.

No one answered when The Sun knocked on their door.


One of the child victims was Jessalyn Torres, 11, who was taking part in the parade with Waukesha Xtreme Dance group.

She was with her mom Amber Kohnke and her two-year-old sister, Averie when she was struck by the SUV.

Jessalyn remains in hospital fighting for her life with a broken pelvis and lost kidney, she also has lacerations on her lungs and remaining kidney and suffered from internal bleeding.

As of Monday night, a family friend told The Sun she was sedated but stable.

Ryan Kohnke, Jessalyn's uncle, said: "Her mom and dad are with her now at the hospital, they will not be leaving her side.

"The rest of us are going to make sure the other kids are taken care of throughout this. "

Ryan explained that Jessalyn's mom, Amber, has four kids, with the eldest being 16 and the youngest aged two.

"We're getting a lot of support from the community, people reaching out wanting to donate meals. We're organizing things."

A family friend started a GoFundMe for the Kohnke family.

"These are good kids, always having fun," family friend Oscar Luna said.

"Each one has a unique personality and get along extremely well."


Brooks, at the time of the crash, had an active arrest warrant in Nevada for failure to obey sex offender laws, according to the Washoe County Sheriff's Office.

He was convicted in 2006 of fathering a child after having consensual sex with a 15-year-old girl.

Brooks was placed on probation until he was arrested for failing to follow sex offender laws in 2016, and has an open arrest warrant after jumping bail on that charge.

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