A 17-year-old Illinois man has been charged in the shooting death of two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, late Tuesday, according to a report.
Kyle Rittenhouse has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Molly Beck posted on Twitter Wednesday.
He was part of the group of armed men at the scene. We have been identifying them as a local militia group. Rittenhouse hails from Antioch, Illinois — about 12 miles away across state lines.
Dramatic video and images from the Wisconsin city show an armed man — allegedly Rittenhouse — walking down the street with protesters in pursuit after one man was shot in the head, according to reports.
The gunman stumbles and is attacked by protesters, then opens fire and strikes two more people.
The shooting came on the third night of unrest in the city of 100,000 in the wake of Jacob Blake’s shooting by police on Sunday.
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