[20], Kyle Rittenhouse has been described as having participated in local police cadet programs and expressing support on social media for the Blue Lives Matter movement and law enforcement. He said he did not know if Rittenhouse had been part of the group, but the possibility of an incident occurring was why he had refused the request. [91][92][93], As of September 29, the Christian crowdfunding website "GiveSendGo" had raised (in the same sense as GoFundMe) over half a million dollars to help pay Rittenhouse's legal fees. "[33] One of the men who had been chasing him jumped and kicked Rittenhouse while he was still on the ground – Rittenhouse fired twice but missed the man. A small memorial sits on the site where a young activist was shot and killed yesterday while protesting the August 23rd shooting of Jacob Blake on August 26, 2020 in Kenosha, Wis. [43][44][45][40] As Huber was pulling on the rifle, Rittenhouse fired once, hitting Huber in the chest, perforating his heart and right lung, leading to rapid death. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. The video contends that several shots were fired before and after the shooting of Rosenbaum, and that Rosenbaum may have started chasing Rittenhouse because he mistook him for a man with whom he had a dispute earlier. The Cleveland Clinic said 57 2 wounded in overnight shooting at Antioch apartment complex Crime Tracker. Rittenhouse, of Antioch, Illinois, is free on $2 million bail while awaiting trial. Several people asked me the day of this event, whether the Antioch theater shooting was yet another false flag event. Video from another angle then showed Rittenhouse being chased down the street by several protesters, one of whom strikes him from behind in the head, knocking off his cap,[41] shortly after which Rittenhouse tripped and fell to the ground. On August 23, 2020, Jacob S. Blake, a 29-year-old black man, was shot and seriously injured by police officer Rusten Sheskey in Kenosha, Wisconsin. In the first shooting… "[96] Sabatini was widely criticized by political opponents for the tweet with some urging him to resign. May 25, 2020 at 11:51 am. Antioch Police Department’s Crime Scene Investigators and Detectives with the Violent Crimes and Special Operations Units responded to the scene and took over the investigation. [10][11][12] Blake was shot after he opened the door to his SUV, while leaning into the vehicle. [97][98], The Guardian characterized the shooter as among "white armed extremists". The victims were transported to the hospital and were listed in stable condition Thursday … Fox News host Tucker Carlson blamed authorities for failing to stop looting and arson, and added, "How shocked are we that 17-year-olds with rifles decided they had to maintain order when no one else would? On August 25, he put out a call on Facebook for "patriots willing to take up arms and defend" Kenosha, which received a heavy online response. The statement attacked Miskinis for blaming the victims in the shooting, when he said that the violence was the result of the “persons” involved violating curfew. The victim was found to be suffering from several gunshot wounds. A call to the APD media access line for details has so far been unsuccessful. [49][50][51], At least 16 gunshots from other sources can be heard during the time that Rittenhouse was on the ground. [80], Public sentiment regarding the shootings was polarized. "I got my twelve hundred dollars from the coronavirus Illinois unemployment 'cause I was on furlough from YMCA. He was assigned a public defender and initially scheduled to appear at an extradition hearing on August 28. Rittenhouse's attorney intends to argue that the firearms possession charge is unconstitutional because there is historic precedent for firearms possession by minors (which was at times permitted or mandated by some colonies) and that, at age 17, Rittenhouse should qualify to serve as a member of the well-regulated militia which is deemed "necessary to the security of a free State" under the Second Amendment to the U.S. [1][2] He was armed, allegedly illegally, with an AR-15 style rifle[3] and one of the victims had a handgun. [105] The Kenosha mayor stated that he would not ask the sheriff or police chief to resign. 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The shooting took place around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday near 63rd Street and Sheridan Road in Kenosha, amid a third night of unrest following the police shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake. According to the incident report, Rittenhouse and his mother arrived at the Antioch police station just after 1 a.m. on Aug. 26 after the Kenosha shooting. The victim succumbed to his injuries and passed at the scene. On August 25, 2020, amid the Kenosha unrest, Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old boy from Antioch, Illinois, shot three protesters during multiple confrontations at two locations, resulting in two deaths. [78] Kenosha prosecutors contended that the association by Rittenhouse with the Proud Boys,  "A group that prides itself on violence, and the use of their symbols, raises the significant possibility of future harm,” and,  "may serve to intimidate potential witnesses, who may be unwilling to testify in this case because they may fear that the defendant’s associates will harm them or their families. Community College Board Ward 5 candidate Sandoval endorsed by labor and civil rights leader Dolores Huerta, Fernando Sandoval challenging Community College Board Vice President Greg Enholm in Ward 5 election, New Name. "[36] Then, according to Kenosha County prosecutors, Rosenbaum managed to engage Rittenhouse and tried to take his rifle from him. The victim in this case appears to have been targeted by the suspect(s). The family of Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old Illinois boy accused of fatally shooting two people during an August 25 protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, to cover the teen’s legal fees. "[82][83] His comments were met with backlash on social media. - The City of Kenosha suffered millions of dollars in property damage -- from torched garbage trucks to broken windows -- following the police shooting of … [5][6] Kenosha resident Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Silver Lake resident Anthony Huber, 26, were killed,[7] while West Allis resident Gaige Grosskreutz, 26, was injured. On Saturday, August, 29, 2020, at approximately 10:07 AM, Antioch police officers were called to the 1800 block of Tioga Pass Way on the report of several gunshots heard in the area. He would go on to recant that letter. A teen accused of opening fire on a group during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin last night, killing two, is in custody in Illinois, the Antioch police department announced in a Facebook post. According to McGinnis, it seemed that Rosenbaum and other protesters were moving toward Rittenhouse, who was trying to evade them; Rosenbaum then tried to "engage" Rittenhouse, but Rittenhouse managed to avoid this by sidestepping and running away. 2 wounded in overnight shooting at Antioch apartment complex Crime Tracker. Demonstrators protesting the shooting of Jacob Blake march through a neighborhood on Aug. 27, 2020, in Kenosha, Wis. "I should have kept my comments better directed toward the incident itself and not allowed my emotions to get the better of me," he wrote. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Delta Conveyance Project – tunnel moves forward – Part 2: Stakeholders & Opposition, Antioch’s plans for $60 million Brackish Water Desalination plant move forward, New name. – Wednesday, August 26, 2020 The recent events taking place in nearby Kenosha County are certainly troubling and concerning. Please check back later for information on those alleged incidents. ANTIOCH… Kyle Rittenhouse, the Antioch, Illinois, teenage police supporter who opened during a chaotic sequence of events in Kenosha, ... August 26, 2020. Five men in the bar sang "Proud of Your Boy," an anthem of the racist Proud Boys. The investigation is still active, and evidence is being collected and evaluated. Unconfirmed reports of two others shot in Antioch on Friday. The Washington Post reported that FreeKyleUSA.com, which went live last week, features more than 30 pieces of apparel and accessories ornamented with “Free Kyle” and “Self-defense […] By Mitch Dudek and Tom Schuba Updated Aug 26, 2020, 5:04pm CDT A guard, dressed in similar clothing to Rittenhouse – a green shirt, cap, and bag – put out the dumpster fire, which enraged Rosenbaum, who shouted verbal abuse at the guard. Antioch Police Announce Arrest of Suspect in City of Kenosha Shooting Incident For Immediate Release Press Release- Community Notification Antioch, IL. [33][34], The remainder of Rosenbaum's confrontation, and the following incidents with Huber and Grosskreutz, were recorded in cellphone footage from multiple angles, including the moments of the shooting. On August 25, 2020, amid the Kenosha unrest, Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old boy from Antioch, Illinois, shot three protesters during multiple confrontations at two locations, resulting in two deaths. In Grayslake, Illinois -- about 10 miles from Antioch and 30 miles from Kenosha -- Police Chief Phillip L. Perlini said the suspect in the shooting was a former Public Safety Cadet. [100] Even though all expressions of support for mass murders are banned, support for Rittenhouse was generally not removed. A look at news events in August 2020:01 - The recipient of the first partial face transplant in the U.S. died almost a dozen years after the groundbreaking operation. Based on that behavior prosecutors filed a motion requesting a judge to order Rittenhouse to stay out of bars and avoid associating with white supremacist groups. 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Rittenhouse", "Kenosha Shooting Suspect Faces Homicide Charges In Protesters' Deaths", "Kyle Rittenhouse charged with homicide in Kenosha shootings that killed two protesters", "Kenosha: How two men’s paths crossed in an encounter that has divided the nation", "Kyle Rittenhouse says he used coronavirus stimulus check to buy AR-15 used in fatal shooting. Get that dude!," and "Get his ass! [54] Likewise, Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis claimed that "there was nothing to suggest this individual was involved in any criminal behavior" due to the fact that someone walking towards the police with their hands up was "no longer abnormal" in the wake of the protests. Officers immediately began providing first … January 15, 2021 at 7:34 a.m. Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager charged with killing two people during summer riots in Wisconsin following the police-involved shooting of Jacob Blake, says he purchased the AR-15 he used in the shooting with his COVID-19 stimulus check. Further, this association may serve to intimidate potential witnesses," in the criminal case. Updated 11/3/2020 10:33 AM. [84] Conservative pundit Ann Coulter and retired baseball player Aubrey Huff also praised Rittenhouse. On the morning of Wednesday August 26, 2020 Kenosha County authorities issued an arrest warrant for suspect Kyle Rittenhouse, age 17 of Antioch, in a shooting incident in the area of Sheridan Road and 61st Street, charging him with First Degree Intentional Homicide. [104], On August 26, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) called for the resignations of Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis and of Kenosha Sheriff David Beth. Antioch Tennessee Theater Shooting – False Flag? by: Nickelle Smith. Police in Antioch are investigating a shooting that sent three people to the hospital Thursday night. Press Release- Community Notification. [59] On that day, a judge granted a request to delay the hearing until September 25 so that Rittenhouse could obtain his own counsel. [37][38][39] Rittenhouse then fired four shots, hitting Rosenbaum in the groin, back, and left hand. The shooting took place around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday near 63rd Street and Sheridan Road in Kenosha, amid a third night of unrest following the police shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake. 26 - Police in Antioch, Ill., … Far-right militia member arrested for fatally shooting two protesters and wounding a third in Kenosha, Wisconsin . "[19] Sheriff Beth later said that ahead of Tuesday night's protests, a group of armed individuals had asked him to deputize them so they could patrol the city of Kenosha, which he refused. Antioch, Illinois, police identified the suspect Wednesday as 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse. In this Aug. 26, 2020, photo released by the Antioch Police Department is Kyle Rittenhouse in Antioch, Illinois. Anyone with information is asked to call the Antioch Police Department non-emergency line at (925) 778-2441, or Detective Cox at (925) 779-6866. [4], Protesters were recorded on video pushing a dumpster, lit on fire, through a crowd and towards a gas station. Antioch, IL. [61], The complaint against Rittenhouse lists six charges: first-degree reckless homicide against Joseph Rosenbaum, first-degree recklessly endangering safety against Richard McGinnis (a reporter who interviewed Rittenhouse before the shooting),[62] first-degree intentional homicide against Anthony Huber, attempted first-degree intentional homicide against Gaige Grosskreutz, first-degree recklessly endangering safety against an unknown male victim, and possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18 (the only misdemeanor charge, the others are felonies). For Immediate Release. (Reuters Photo: Brendan McDermid) Police officers had crept closer to the gas station in armored trucks, urging the people who were still there to go home. Posted: Jun 27, 2020 / 07:02 AM CDT / Updated: Jun 27, 2020 / 07:16 AM CDT. [16], In response to the George Floyd protests, which precipitated the Kenosha protests, former Kenosha alderman Kevin Mathewson announced the formation of a militia group he called the Kenosha Guard. I also have my med kit." The bullets fractured Rosenbaum's pelvis, perforated his right lung and liver,[40] and caused additional minor wounds to his left thigh and forehead. [99], Facebook labelled the incident as a "mass murder". © 2021 Antioch Herald - Entries (RSS) - Comments (RSS) - Log in. [74], Rittenhouse was released from jail on November 20, after his attorneys posted $2 million bail. You may also text-a-tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using the key word ANTIOCH. Part of my job is also to help people. [5], Rittenhouse subsequently got back to his feet and walked towards police with his hands up and the Smith & Wesson M&P AR-15 rifle strapped across his chest;[52] they allowed him to leave or appeared not to acknowledge him, though several witnesses and other protesters shouted for him to be arrested. Next, according to court records and video footage, another protester, Anthony Huber, struck Rittenhouse's left shoulder with a skateboard as they struggled for control of the gun. [17] Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian and County Sheriff David Beth expressed their disapproval of armed civilians patrolling the streets,[18] while police officers were seen in a video giving them water and being heard saying, "We appreciate you guys, we really do. 20-year-old man killed in Antioch drive-by shooting Saturday morning, police seek shooter Sunday, August 30th, 2020 Unconfirmed reports of two others shot in Antioch on Friday. [95], In November 2020, shortly after Rittenhouse was released on bail, Florida state representative Anthony Sabatini tweeted "KYLE RITTENHOUSE FOR CONGRESS. "[79], Gaige Grosskreutz, who was wounded, and the parents of Anthony Huber, who was killed by Rittenhouse, each filed $10 million claim notices on January 4, 2021, with both the city and county, alleging negligence due to inaction in protecting their rights. [85][86][87], President Trump "liked" a tweet that included "Kyle Rittenhouse is a good example of why I decided to vote for Trump. "Says video shows Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old charged with killing two protesters in Kenosha, "was trying to get away from them" ... "fell, and then they violently attacked him. [31], On September 30, Rittenhouse's attorney said he will sue Joe Biden for slander over an ad he says prejudiced Kyle's legal rights. [47] Grosskreutz later confirmed he was holding a handgun. 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