Seventeen-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, who fatally shot two Black Lives Matter protesters, may soon regain his freedom after video evidence appear to exonerate him. Kenosha was held in a juvenile facility and was facing six felony charges, including first-degree homicide. New video evidence shows that Rittenhouse did not shoot first. The video shows an unidentified man firing in the air moments before the first victim was struck.
The first shooting took place after a group pursued Rittenhouse, and the unknown gunman fired into the air. Rittenhouse turned towards the direction of the gunfire when an attacker pounced on him. The 17-year old fired four times, striking the man on the head.
Court documents show that Rittenhouse shot the first victim as he tried to grab his gun in a quick move. Rittenhouse then tried to run away after the incident, and the mob started pursuing him.
The filed complaint says"
“A group of several people begin running northbound on Sheridan Road behind the defendant. A person can be heard yelling what sounds like, ‘Beat him up!’ Another person can be heard yelling what sounds like, ‘Hey, he shot him!'
The second analysis of the video shows Rittenhouse trying to escape from the mob when he fell to the ground. He opened fire as three people rushed towards him, striking one person on the chest. The other pursuer had a handgun and was struck on the other on the arm before taking off. The video analysis indicates that there were other 16 shots fired simultaneously.
The filed complaint says:
“As the defendant is on the ground, an unidentified male wearing a dark-colored top and light-colored pants jumps at and over the defendant. Based on the sounds of gunshots on the video and the positioning of the defendant’s gun, it appears that he fires two shots in quick succession at this person.
It appears that that person was not hit as he then runs away from the defendant. A second person who was later identified as Anthony Huber approaches the defendant who is still on the ground, on his back. Huber has a skateboard in his right hand. When Huber reaches the defendant, it appears that he is reaching for the defendant’s gun with his left hand as the skateboard makes contact with the defendant’s left shoulder.
Huber appears to be trying to pull the gun away from the defendant. The defendant rolls towards his left side, and as Huber appears to be trying to grab the gun, the gun is pointed at Huber’s body. The defendant then fires one round, which can be heard on the video. Huber staggers away, taking several steps, then collapses to the ground. Huber subsequently died from this gunshot wound.”
While trying to reconcile the filed complaint and the New York Times video analysis may not be a trivial task, all evidence points that Rittenhouse was likely trying to defend himself in all cases.
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