An Illinois teen has been charged with first-degree murder over the shooting of three protesters – two fatal – amid the ongoing riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Alleged militia member Kyle Rittenhouse was arrested in his home state.
Rittenhouse was accused of fleeing Wisconsin “with intent to avoid prosecution” for the shooting. A public defender has been assigned to Rittenhouse’s case.
Rittenhouse is described as a “fugitive from justice” in public court documents obtained by the Daily Dot.
While two people were fatally shot during the third night of violent rioting in Kenosha, a third victim was hospitalized with injuries that are believed to be non-life-threatening. However, the exact circumstances of the shootings remain murky.
Some witnesses insisted Rittenhouse was a white supremacist supporter of the pro-police ‘Blue Lives Matter’ movement, while others claimed he was simply there to protect property from rioters.