17-year-oldand on Tuesday night, he was charged as an adult with the injuries of another of an AR-15 rifle, which was charged as an adult with two first-degree murders and one attempted homicide. Teenager Kyle Rittenhouse also faces charges of recklessly endangering the safety of two other victims and possessing a gun under the age of 18.
In a complaint issued by a court official in Kenosha County on Thursday, investigators identified the deceased victims as Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber. The third victim, who survived the shooting, is identified as Gaige Grosskreutz. The shooting took place during the third night of demonstrations during Sunday̵7;s police shooting at ,
The complaint describes a chaotic scene that takes place around 11:45 p.m., beginning shortly after a witness interviewed by daily reporter Richard McGinnis interviewed Rittenhouse.
The complaint alleges that a video from a mobile phone showed that Rosenbaum, who seemed unarmed, was dragging behind Rittenhouse and then throwing a plastic bag at him. As the couple approached the car, there was a loud bang, followed by an unidentified man screaming for obscenity. As Rosenbaum approaches Rittenhouse, four more shots are heard.
McGinnis told investigators that at the time of the shooting, Rosenbaum had tried to take Rittenhouse’s weapon, according to the complaint.
Rosenbaum was hit and fell to the ground. McGinnis began providing first aid, the complaint states, adding that McGinnis was allegedly in the shooting. Rittenhouse is accused of danger.
Rittenhouse then began to run and ran down the street as witnesses shouted, “Get him! Get the guy! ”“ Hey, shoot him! ”And,“ Beat him! ”Detectives said when Rittenhouse ran away, he could be heard talking on his cell phone and saying,“ I just killed someone. ”
At one point, according to the complaint, an unidentified man appears, who, according to the complaint, tries to hit Rittenhouse, taking his hat off his head, but does not seem to have contacted otherwise.
Then, in a video visible across the country, the suspect is seen to fall. The complaint alleged that Huber had used the moment to attempt to disarm Rittenhouse.
The skateboarder approached with his board in one hand and the other seemed to be “trying to pull the weapon away from the defendant,” he said in a complaint.
Rittenhouse turned to the left, and when Huber tried to grab the weapon, it was aimed at his body, according to the complaint.
“The defendant then shoots one bullet, which can be heard in the video. Huber turned away, took a few steps and then collapsed to the ground. Huber subsequently died of this gunshot wound,” the complaint said.
Grosskreutz, who was approaching when Huber moved in, stiffened and put his hands down while shooting the victim. The complaint alleges that Grosskreutz, who apparently had a handgun, moved to Rittenhouse, who shot him in the right hand. Grosskreutz then turned and ran as he shouted at the medic.
In the videos from the incident, the suspect can then be seen, still armed, walking towards the responding police vehicles, sometimes with his hands in the air. The police went around him and he then went to the police car.
Rittenhouse was detained on Wednesday in Antioch, Illinois.
Rittenhouse did not appear on Friday for a short video hearing before a district court in Lake County, Illinois, where a judge granted Rittenhouse’s attorney general a 30-day extension. Rittenhouse is trying to hire a private lawyer. According to the judge, he called his mother. The next hearing is scheduled for September 25.
Attorney Rittenhouse condemned the charges. “This young boy was not only attacked on the streets of Kenoshy, he was attacked in the media and social networks around the damn world,” L. Lin Wood told CBS News. “It’s wrong. He’s a 17-year-old boy. He wasn’t there to cause trouble, but he was in danger of life and had the right to defend himself in self-defense, and now he’s charged with murder.”