The teenager who is facing murder charges after engaging several rioters who pursued and attacked him during the August Kenosha riots in Wisconsin is out on a $2 million cash bond.
Rittenhouse, an Illinois resident who was extradited over to Wisconsin following the incident, is facing first-degree intentional homicide for the death of Anthony Huber, 26 of Silver Lake, attempted first-degree intentional homicide for the shooting of Gauge Grosskreutz, 26 of West Allis, and first-degree reckless homicide for the death of Joseph Rosenbaum, 36 of Kenosha.
According to WISN, the incident took place on August 26, during riots caused by the nonfatal shooting of Jacob Blake.
Rittenhouse had been performing fire suppression, first aid and security duties at the time of the riots.
Footage of the shooting shows the young man was pursued and attacked by Rosenbaum, who attempted to take Rittenhouse’s AR15.
After fatally shooting Rosenbaum, Rittenhouse was pursued and engaged by several rioters, including Huber and Grosskreutz.
After falling to the ground, Huber began bludgeoning Rittenhouse in the head with a skateboard. In response, Rittenhouse fatally shot Huber with a single round to the chest.
Grosskreutz, who was acting as a “paramedic” for the rioters, appeared to feign surrender before taking aim with a handgun.
Acting quickly, Rittenhouse fired, blowing off Grosskreutz’ bicep.
Rittenhouse attempted to surrender to police but was told to go home.
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