Accused Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse released on $2 million bail
Kyle Rittenhouse, 17-year-old was charged for fatally shooting two protesters in Kenosha,
Wisconsin following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, Rittenhouse has been released from prison on
$2 million bond.
Rittenhouse faces homicide charges from the Aug. 25 shootings during the civil unrest that followed
the police shooting two days earlier of Jacob Blake, who was left paralyzed from the waist down.
Rittenhouse is charged with killing Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, of Kenosha and Anthony Huber, 26, of Silver
Lake and wounding Gaige Grosskreutz, 22, of West Allis. His attorneys say he acted in self-defense.
He surrendered to police in his hometown of Antioch, Illinois, the next morning and was held in a juvenile
detention center while challenging his extradition to Wisconsin.
He lost that challenge and was transported to Kenosha on Oct. 30. He claims he acted in self-defense
when he killed two protesters and injured a third. He says he only traveled to Kenosha to protect
local businesses and render first aid to people. “I was going into a place where people had guns,
and God forbid somebody brought a gun to me and decided to shoot me …
I wanted to be protected, which I ended up having to protect myself,” he told the outlet.
Rittenhouse also said that he does not regret being armed and feels like he would not be alive today if he
did not have a weapon. “No, I don’t regret it,” he said. “I would have died that night if I didn’t.
I feel like I had to protect myself.”