Kyle Rittenhouse raises his hands up with his rifle across his body

The teen Kenosha shooter, Kyle Rittenhouse, will not be facing any charges in his home state, Illinois, prosecutors said on Tuesday, per the Associated Press (AP).

According to the prosecutors, there is no evidence showing that the teen “physically possessed” the gun while in Illinois. 

The investigation shows that the gun was acquired, kept, and shot in Wisconsin, per the Lake County State Attorney’s Office. 

Moreover, Rittenhouse is currently staying at Lake County’s juvenile detention center with pending criminal charges in Kenosha, and without bond, per AP. 

The teenage shooter is accused of killing two people during the protests for Jacob Blake, a Black man, at Kenosha.

He is currently facing multiple charges as an adult in Wisconsin.

Those charges include homicide, attempted homicide, recklessly endangering safety, and juvenile possession of a dangerous weapon.

On October 30, the accused will undergo an extradition hearing at the Lake County court.

A memorial dedicated to the ones killed in the Kenosha incident

In Rittenhouse’s Defense

His defense attorneys present Rittenhouse as a patriot exercising his right to bear arms during the chaos.

They also argue he acted in self-defense, per the video evidence taken during the incident. 

Kenosha prosecutors, however, think the opposite, saying the videos show Rittenhouse is criminally liable for his actions. 

Early this month, John Pierce, Rittenhouse’s Attorney, argued extradition would “violate Rittenhouse’s constitutional rights,” per an ABC 7 report. 

They also claim that politics is driving their client’s trial.

In fact, it prevents him from a fair one, and extraditing him would “turn him over to the mob,” per ABC7.

A Rallying Point for Some

The teen’s action has become a rallying point for people who believe Rittenhouse is a hero for his actions.

In fact, a Christian crowdfunding website raised nearly $1 million for his defense, the Insider reported.

Fox News host, Tucker Carlson, commented about Rittenhouse’s action in August as “maintaining order when no one else could.” 

Ann Coulter, an American writer, wrote in her Twitter, she wants Rittenhouse “as her president.” 


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