Kyle Rittenhouse 17, charged with killing two people during Wisconsin Riots Released on $2M Bail
17 year old Kyle Rittenhouse from Illinois who is charged with killing two people during the black lives matter riots in Wisconsin and whose case has become a rallying cry for Patriots posted $2 million bail Friday and was released from custody.
Kyle Rittenhouse is accused of fatally shooting Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and wounding Gaige Grosskreutz during a demonstration Aug. 25 that followed the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha. He posted bond through his attorney at about 2 p.m., Kenosha County Sheriff's Sgt. David Wright said.
Rittenhouse, told police he was attacked while he was guarding a business and that he fired in self-defense.
Soon after he shot three people, a panicked 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse told a friend he expected to go to jail for life, but that if he had not fired, he would "probably be dead."
The account comes from a newly released video of a Kenosha detective questioning Dominick Black, the 19-year-old charged with buying Rittenhouse the rifle. Black faces charges of intentionally providing a dangerous weapon to a minor, resulting in death. He was bound over for trial earlier this week.
Black and Rittenhouse told police they were in Kenosha to protect a car lot during the unrest that followed the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Both were armed.
Detective Ben Antaramian questioned Black for about an hour the morning of Aug. 26 at the police station in Antioch, Illinois, where Rittenhouse had turned himself in.
The video adds more detail to documents released last month by Antioch police that described Black's initial account to police there after the shooting. Rittenhouse's sister also was questioned that night. A video of Rittenhouse's interview has not yet been released.