Bruce Shroeder, the judge in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial

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Kyle Rittenhouse is on trial for multiple counts of homicide and unlawful possession of a firearm.

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On August 25, 2020, amid the unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, after the police shooting of Jacob Blake, Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old from Antioch, Illinois, shot and killed two men and wounded another man in the arm during confrontations at two locations.[2][3] He was armed with a semi-automatic[4][5] AR-15 style rifle,[6][7] and the individual wounded by Rittenhouse was armed with a handgun.[8] Rittenhouse had said he was there to protect a car dealership from being vandalized and to provide medical aid and was carrying a medkit.[9][10]

At the first location, Rittenhouse was pursued by a group, including Kenosha resident Joseph Rosenbaum.[11] A gunshot was fired into the air by a third party and, according to a witness, an unarmed Rosenbaum lunged at Rittenhouse and attempted to take his rifle.[5] Rittenhouse fired four times at Rosenbaum, shooting him in the groin, the hand and thigh, the head, and his back.[4] With a fractured pelvis and perforated liver and right lung,[12] Rosenbaum died shortly afterwards.[13] At the second location, after Rittenhouse tripped while fleeing, he fired twice at an unidentified man who kicked him.[14][15] Protesters approached Rittenhouse while he was still on the ground, and Silver Lake resident Anthony Huber struck Rittenhouse with a skateboard and struggled for control of his rifle. Rittenhouse then fired at Huber once, fatally shooting him in the chest.[16][12] West Allis resident and volunteer medic[17][7] Gaige Grosskreutz then approached Rittenhouse while carrying a handgun; Rittenhouse shot him once, severing his right biceps muscle.[16][18][7]

Rittenhouse was arrested and charged with multiple counts of homicide and unlawful possession of a firearm, and a 19-year old man was arrested and charged with unlawfully supplying Rittenhouse’s rifle.[19] Rittenhouse’s attorneys say he acted in self-defense upon hearing firearm discharge and in response to the physical confrontations from protesters.[2] Public sentiment and media coverage of the shootings was polarized.[20] The trial for Rittenhouse began on November 1, 2021, in Kenosha.[21]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenosha_unrest_shooting

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