at 9 am A man suffered a serious arm injury when he was shot by Kyle Rittenhouse during a night of protests against racial injustice, testifying as prosecutors near the end of their case in Rittenhouse’s murder trial this week. are supposed to.
27-year-old Gage Grosskretz, who had a gun in his hand as he stepped toward Rittenhouse, was shot in the arm moments after Rittenhouse fatally shot two others on the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin . Testimony during the first week of Rittenhouse’s trial revealed that bystanders came to Grosskretz’s aid and placed a tourniquet on his arm before loading him into a vehicle that took him to the hospital.
Rittenhouse, 18, is charged with shooting Grosskretz and fatally shooting Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber on August 25, 2020. A one-time police young cadet from Antioch, Illinois was 17 when he went to Kenosha with an AR-style rifle and a medical kit in what he said was a white Kenosha police officer shot and killed a black man, Jacob Blake. There was an attempt to protect the property from the aftermath of the demonstrations.
Rittenhouse is white, as is the case with the three men he shot, but the case has raised polarizing questions about racial justice, policing, firearms and white privilege.
In the week before Rittenhouse’s trial, prosecutors played several videos that showed the events of that night from different angles. Jury members heard testimony from those who accompanied Rittenhouse, as well as from police officers and loved ones of those killed.