Skip to comments.17-year-old arrested in killing of 2 people in Kenosha
Posted on 08/26/2020 2:42:00 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin
KENOSHA, Wis. lllinois police have arrested a 17-year-old after two people were shot to death and another was injured during another night of Black Lives Matter protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Kyle Rittenhouse, of Antioch, Illinois, was taken into custody Wednesday in Illinois on suspicion of first-degree intentional homicide. Antioch is about 15 miles from Kenosha.
Two of the victims shot Tuesday night, a 26-year-old Silver Lake resident and a 36-year-old Kenosha resident, died following the shooting. A 26-year-old West Allis resident suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the shooting.
Videos circulating on social media show a young white man opening fire in the middle of the street with a semi-automatic rifle.
I dont need more guns on the street in the community when we are trying to make sure that we keep people safe. Law enforcement is trained. They are the ones who are responsible. They are the ones we have faith that theyll do their jobs to make sure it gets done, Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian said. It would be beneficial and helpful for everyone to realize that.
Wednesday afternoon, Kenosha Sheriff David Beth, police Chief Dan Miskinis, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and Mayor Antaramian gathered for a press conference to discuss the ongoing civil unrest and the shooting that happened Tuesday night.
Police said their investigation is ongoing, but police are working to have Rittenhouse transferred to Wisconsin so he can face criminal charges. According to Lake County, Illinois, court records, Rittenhouse has an extradition hearing scheduled for Friday.
What I cant tell you is what led to the disturbance that led to the use of deadly force by this person, and if both deaths are related to the same person, Miskinis said. I dont know that at this point.
The shooting was met with condemnation from political and community leaders alike.
Gov. Tony Evers said in a statement that he is grateful law enforcement officials have already made an arrest in connection to the killings.
A senseless tragedy like this cannot happen again. I again ask those who choose to exercise their First Amendment rights please do so peacefully and safely, as so many did last night, Evers said. I also ask the individuals who are not there to exercise those rights to please stay home and let local first responders, law enforcement, and members of the Wisconsin National Guard do their jobs.
Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul called for unity following the shooting, saying that anyone involved in violence and destruction is causing division in the community.
Kenosha residents deserve the opportunity to grieve, come together, peacefully protest, call for change, and heal. The heavily armed vigilantes, arsonists, and other opportunists who have come to Kenosha to attempt to spur chaos have interfered with that and caused drastic harm to people, Kaul said. If those engaging in violence and destruction of property believe they are furthering some broader goal, they are wrong. They should leave Kenosha.
Freedom Inc. a non-profit group based in Madison condemned the shooting in a statement shared Wednesday afternoon and called Rittenhouse a white supremacist.
These shootings, as well as the presence of white supremacist militias at uprisings for Black lives across the country, are designed to suppress Black people who are rightfully fighting back against generations of murder and exploitation by the state, the statement reads.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Kenosha County Sheriffs Department announced the emergency curfew in Kenosha would start at 7 p.m. each night beginning Wednesday and continuing through Sunday.
The county had previously enacted city curfews, including at 10:15 p.m. Sunday, the day Blake was shot by police. Then at 8 p.m. on Monday night and Tuesday night. The shooting during protests that took place Tuesday night happened after the citys 8 p.m. curfew.
I saw the video, which I imagine will be taken down so people can’t see what really happened.
He tried with all his might to run away from them, but was ‘cornered’ and in danger of losing his life to them.
I like the mayor’s comedy routine about keeping people safe.
Every Angle + Timeline of Kyle Rittenhouse Kenosha Riot Shooting
Watch it while you still can.
Where is the rioting and lynching of this little rabble rouser murdering thug?
Notice how the lede paragraphs are written. It’s written as if it’s a white man shooting at black people. Which ISN’T what happened— the “victims” are white. Doesn’t matter. The media and Demonrats will craft their narrative out of whatever events and pictures are available.
Self defense. He was kicked in the head and hit by a skateboard, and one of the pursuers chasing him had a handgun (the one who was then shot in the arm).
What biased nonsense. The shot half-arm-guy had a pistol in his half-arm; one of the dead was using his skateboard in a deadly manner.
A barf-alert is appropriate for this rag of an article.
They finally arrest somebody and wouldnt you know it, its a teenager who killed two of the communists in self-defense.
Of course. Kill a commie or two in self-defense, get arrested. Par for the course in these jurisdictions.
download it, not just watch it
Just a few years ago those who stated constantly "slippery slope","CWII","so it begins" and other tin foilish hyperbole are now dead on. I never thought America would get to this.
I think they arrested him and charged him with murder to appease the rioters in hopes of de-escalating the situation. There is no way they can get a conviction on these charges.
It was a very good breakdown of events.
“I like the mayors comedy routine about keeping people safe.”
Welcome to my (temporary!) world. This guy is the WORST! Leads from BEHIND like 0bama did. Blech!
Channel 3000 - looks like a blog/YouTube operation out of Madison.
7025 Raymond Road
Madison, WI 53719
White guy shoots three white guys.
None of these young men should have been in the streets of Kenosha. How many of them even live/d there? Out to start and make trouble, nothing more.
The residents of Kenosha aren’t mourning anything but the fact trouble has come to their city.
Harsh, but maybe more of these jerks need to be shot before this nonsense will stop.
Of late the media has taken to capitalizing the word "black" when referring to a black person, but not for a white person. Also, they almost never capitalize "Bible" anymore.
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