Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, is suspected of shooting three people last night in Kenosha, killing two, and has been charged with first-degree murder.
According to a Lake County, IL, complaint, the shooter was listed as a “Fugitive From Justice” and wanted for “First Degree Intentional Homicide.” The complaint alleged the shooter fled Wisconsin after the shooting “with the intent to avoid prosecution for that offense.”
The alleged shooter is currently in custody and is being held at a juvenile facility in Illinois, according to ABC7.
The Daily Caller’s Richie McGinniss interviewed the suspect just before the incident occurred.
The man, armed with a rifle standing outside a local business, told McGinniss that his “job is to protect this business,” and that “if there’s somebody hurt, I’m running into harms way.”
I interviewed the alleged shooter before the violence started.
Full video coming soon: pic.twitter.com/G3dVOJozN7
— Richie?McG? (@RichieMcGinniss) August 26, 2020
Moments later, a man was shot in the head while reportedly looting. Bystanders immediately rendered first aid as best they could. However, he was mortally wounded.
Earlier that night, Rittenhouse was briefly captured on film interacting with police officers, who thanked the armed citizens for their efforts to maintain order. Left-wing Twitter reacted predictably.
This is the Kenosha shooter being offered water from the Kenosha police.
“We appreciate you being here.”
The police is working with the shooting militia. We need to abolish the police. They aren’t helping pic.twitter.com/mdgKuOTuUS
— New York Socialist (@berniebromanny) August 26, 2020