Kenosha man charged with purchasing gun used by Kyle Rittenhouse

A nineteen-year-old in Wisconsin is facing charges after he purchased a rifle for Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager who shot three individuals during a riot in Kenosha.

Dominick Black, 19, is facing two federal challenges after authorities asserted that he purchased the weapon from the Ladysmith Ace Home Center using money he received from 17-year-old Rittenhouse.

Because Rittenhouse did not have an Illinois Firearm Owner Identification card, an arrangement was made to store the Smith & Wesson AR-15 at Black’s stepfather’s home until he was able to own the weapon outright.

In August, Rittenhouse was attempting to perform voluntary fire prevention, medical aid and security duties during the Kenosha riots, and was subsequently given the AR-15 by Black.

Rittenhouse and Black volunteered to protect the Car Source located on Sheridan Road, and footage documenting the incident shows Rittenhouse stating that he was there to provide medical aid if there was a need.

In the aftermath of the incident, Rittenhouse was forced to engaged rioters that had been pursuing and attacking him, wounding one and killing two.

Rittenhouse attempted to turn himself in, but was told to leave the area by law enforcement. He surrendered to police in Illinois the following day.

Extradited from Illinois, Rittenhouse now faces serious charges in Wisconsin, and Black has been charged with two counts of intentionally giving a dangerous weapon to a person under 18, causing death.

According to TMJ4, Black could face up to a dozen years in prison.

Black is expected to make his initial court appearance Monday at 1 PM.

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