Meet Kyle Rittenhouse: The Trump supporter who allegedly gun downed protesters

Police arrested Kyle Rittenhouse, the alleged gunman who shot and killed two protesters and injured one during a night of protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, following the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Rittenhouse, an Antioch, Illinois, teenage supporter of police, filled his Facebook page with pictures of guns, law enforcement advocacy, and “Blue Lives Matter”  proclamations.

Earlier this year, Rittenhouse posted a picture of himself attending a Trump rally in Iowa. Video from the event shows standing him in the front row cheering for the president. After the rally, Rittenhouse posted pictures of himself posing with guns. Since his arraignment hearing, both his Facebook and Tik Tok pages have been deleted.

According to court records, the suspect is only 17. Witnesses told Heavy at the scene that he was with a group of white males who came to Kenosha to defend property after arson fires broke out during Black Lives Matter demonstrations. A call for armed citizens to defend people and property then went out on social media, although Kenosha police have not yet confirmed which group Rittenhouse was associated with if any. Dramatic photos from the scene show him being struck by a skateboard at one point.

Wednesday’s arrest record from Antioch police states that Rittenhouse “fled the state of Wisconsin with the intent to avoid prosecution for the offense.” According to public records, Rittenhouse lived in Antioch, which is about 20 miles away from Kenosha, with his mother and siblings and worked as a lifeguard at the local YMCA.

White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway was asked Wednesday night about Rittenhouse attending the Trump rally. “We’re not responsible for the private conduct of people at our rallies any more than … all the crazy people who have been involved with the Obama/Biden campaigns or other things,” she said.

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A snippet of an interview with the little puke from the Daily Caller:

The police offer the young lad and his merry band of militia members (incels) some water.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that the victims are “a 26-year-old man from the Kenosha County community of Silver Lake and a 36-year-old Kenosha man. A 26-year-old West Allis man was wounded.” Loved ones identified one of the deceased victims as Anthony Huber and said he died a hero trying to stop the gunman.

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