On August 25, 2020, teen Kyle Rittenhouse shot and killed two men and injured one in the process. The incident took place in Kenosha, Wisconsin during the protests and riots of the shooting of a black man, Jacob Blake by police.
Kyle Rittenhouse was just 17 at the time of the incident and had joined a group of armed men in Kenosha who claimed were protecting themselves and others. He was armed with a semi-automatic AR-style rifle. Reports show that Rittenhouse and the three men he shot were all white making his stance of protecting black lives flimsy to the jury.
He was charged in court with first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide, and two counts of first-degree reckless safety. Charges of possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18 and failure to comply with an emergency order from the state have been dismissed by the trial judge.
Rittenhouse pleaded not guilty on all charges in court. His lawyer argued that his actions were in self-defense but the Judge dismissed the argument since he had violated a curfew law and was armed with a dangerous weapon.
Earlier that evening at the time of the shooting incident, Rittenhouse was chased by one of his deceased victims, 36-year-old Joseph Rosenbaum who was unarmed into a parking lot before fatally shooting him four times at a close range.
He was then chased by a crowd and attacked by his second victim, Anthony Huber, who was 26 years old. Anthony was shot once in the chest and died. His third victim, 26-year-old Gaige Grosskreutz was armed with a handgun and was shot once in his right arm and survived.
Who is Kyle Rittenhouse’s Girlfriend?
Kyle Rittenhouse was just 17 at the time of the incident and has not made mention of dating anyone or stated that he has a girlfriend.