Kenosha Shooting Suspect Was In The Front Row Of A Trump Rally In January
According to Buzzfeed News, the 17-year-old who was charged in the shooting deaths of two people and injury of another in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Wednesday appeared in the front row of a Trump rally in January.
- Social media pages belonging to Kyle Rittenhouse are “filled with him posing with weapons, posting ‘Blue Lives Matter,’ and supporting Trump for president,” the news outlet reported.
- “Footage from the Des Moines, Iowa, rally on Jan. 30 shows Rittenhouse feet away from the president, in the front row, to the left of the podium,” the report continued, and Rittenhouse “posted a TikTok video from the event.”
- This week, Rittenhouse “as an armed vigilante, supposedly assisting police and protecting property in an unofficial capacity but instead he prowled the protest with a gun,” Buzzfeed reported. “Videos captured him fraternizing with law enforcement and attempting to get their attention.”
By the end of the evening, he was considered a fugitive on the run. He was arrested Wednesday morning in Antioch, Illinois, and is expected to be extradited to Wisconsin to face charges of first-degree intentional homicide.