Pictured: Kenosha BLM 'double murderer', 17, and protester, 25, he 'shot dead'
A 17 year-old boy accused of shooting two people dead at a Black Lives Matter protest and one of his victims have been identified. Jacob Rittenhouse, 17, was charged with killing two people – including 25 year-old Anthony Huber – at protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday night.
Chilling footage shared online by anti-gun campaigner Shannon Watts is believed to show Rittenhouse approach a crowd while still toting his rifle and asking: ‘Does anyone do medical?’
A separate interview with a baby-faced gunman also said to be Rittenhouse sees him declare: ‘We’re protecting from the citizens and I just got pepper-sprayed by a person in the crowd.’
Asked about the weapon he was toting, the boy then says: ‘We don’t have non-lethal.’ A separate video shows an unidentified armed man from a gas station while saying: ‘I’ve just killed somebody.’ That shooter has not yet been identified as Rittenhouse.
After he allegedly killed Huber and an as-yet unidentified second victim, Rittenhouse was able to flee the scene and cross a state line back to his home in Antioch, Illinois. He was arrested there earlier today.
Eyewitnesses claim Rittenhouse approached police officers with his arms in the air and was allowed to pass, despite others calling for him to be arrested over the shootings.
Asked about why Rittenhouse was allowed to flee at a press conference on Tuesday, Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth said cops ‘tunnel vision’ would have led them to focus on the chaos unfolding around them, rather than an apparently peacefully-intentioned protester walking away.
Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office said they were unable to comment further on Rittenhouse’s arrest on Wednesday
Anthony was filmed clutching at his torso after he was shot, and died shortly afterwards.
A GoFundMe page set up to raise money for Anthony’s partner and stepdaughter said: ‘On Tuesday 8/26 Anthony decided to use his voice and stand up for a cause that meant something.
‘While peacefully protesting Anthony selflessly tried to Aid in taking down an attacker when he was gunned down. Anthony leaves behind a significant other and a step daughter who need our help.’
The ongoing protests in Kenosha were sparked by the shooting of Jacob Blake, 29, on Sunday. Blake was shot multiple times in the back while trying to escape the clutches of police, who were trying to arrest him on an outstanding warrant.
Blake is in hospital and is said to be conscious, but is paralyzed from the waist down, with doctors warning he may never recover the use of the lower half of his body.
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