Breaking: Multiple felony charges filed against Kyle Rittenhouse in shooting deaths of two people at Kenosha protestsAugust 28, 2020
Prosecutors announced multiple felony charges against 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse in the shooting deaths of two protesters caught on video during the Kenosha, Wisconsin, riots.
Rittenhouse was charged with first degree reckless homicide in the death of Joseph Rosenbaum and first degree intentional homicide in the death of Anthony Huber.
He faces one charge of attempted 1st degree intentional homicide for shooting a third man who survived his injury, and charges of 1st degree recklessly endangering safety, 1st degree recklessly endangering safety, and possession of dangerous weapon.
The charges carry a mandatory life sentence if he is convicted.
The altercation happened as protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake turned to rioting and looting. Many supporters of the protests have used the shooting in order to push a narrative of a white supremacist threat to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Others have pointed to video circulated on social media that appears to show Rittenhouse being attacked by protesters and possibly acting out of self-defense.
Here’s a local news video about the tragedy:
Friends ID 2 men killed in Kenosha protest shootings