Breaking news out of Antioch, Illinois where we’re seeing reports that Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old, has been arrested in connection with the shootings in Kenosha last night that left two people dead and one wounded:
BREAKING: Kyle Rittenhouse of Antioch, Illinois arrested in Illinois related to the Kenosha shooting.
He will be charged with 1st Degree intentional homicide.
— Molly Beck (@MollyBeck) August 26, 2020
As we told you earlier, Townhall’s Julio Rosas witnessed and filmed at least part of the incident:
🚨🚨🚨: Multiple gunshots are fired after people chased a guy with a rifle. Rifle dude tripped and fell. He fired his gun at a guy who jumped on top of him. pic.twitter.com/BfV244MMnc
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) August 26, 2020
Court documents say he “fled the state of Wisconsin with intent to avoid prosecution for that offense”:
Lake County has labeled him a "fugitive from justice." According to the complaint, Rittenhouse "fled the state of Wisconsin with intent to avoid prosecution for that offense"
— Claire Goforth (@clairenjax) August 26, 2020
He’s been assigned a public defender and there will be an extradition hearing tomorrow:
Court records show he's been assigned a public defender and will appear for extradition hearing on 8/28
— Nick Penzenstadler (@npenzenstadler) August 26, 2020
They’ll be a press conference a little later today:
New from Kenosha: Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, was arrested in Antioch, Ill., today after being charged with 1st degree intentional homicide for the shooting here last night, law enforcement authorities say. City officials in #Kenosha will hold a 1 p.m. press conference.
— Julie Bosman (@juliebosman) August 26, 2020
We’ll keep you posted.