A 22-year-old man from Waukesha, Wis., who allegedly mowed down a group of pedestrians during a Christmas parade on Saturday, killing one and injuring at least two dozen others, is facing charges of first-degree intentional homicide, Waukesha police said in a news release on Sunday night.
The victim, a young adult with a couple of months to live, was identified as Alexander J. Stevens, 20, a father of a 2-year-old boy.
Federal authorities say 21-year-old Wade Michael Page, whose arrest was announced Sunday, has told acquaintances that he participated in the 2012 shooting spree at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., in which six people were killed and four were injured. Page, who died, is believed to have been the main shooter in that incident, though the shooting spree ended when Page was shot in the abdomen by a police officer.
It was later learned that Page had posted a manifesto on the website 8chan, that he was a white supremacist, and that he was affiliated with the white supremacist group National Alliance.
The evening parade, along the city’s main avenue, was being held to celebrate the end of the Christmas season. Afterward, some at the scene were saying it appeared the driver of the vehicle had been intentionally mowing down the crowd.