Kenosha Gunman Kyle Rittenhouse Arrested For Murder After Fleeing Out Of State

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Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, was charged with first-degree murder intentional homicide in the fatal shooting of a demonstrator.

An Illinois teenager has been charged in the fatal shooting of a demonstrator in Kenosha, Wisconsin, according to USA Today reporter Nick Penzenstadler.

  • RawStory reported that “Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, of Antioch, was charged Wednesday with first-degree intentional homicide in a shooting late Tuesday during a clash between protesters of police brutality and right-wing militia group members.”
  • The report adds that “militia members had gathered to protect a gas station from looters and vandals, and video shows police offer Rittenhouse water shortly before the shooting and thank him for being there.”

Another video shows Rittenhouse open fire with a rifle after he’s knocked to the ground and then calmly walk toward police vehicles with his hands raised in surrender.

However, no officers are seen getting out of the vehicles, which continue advancing toward protesters, to apprehend Rittenhouse — who then fled the state and was considered a fugitive.

  • The teenager was arrested in his hometown of Antioch, Illinois, Penzenstadler reported, adding that the Illinois “complaint ticket reads he ‘fled the state of Wisconsin with the intent to avoid prosecution for (homicide).’"

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