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Kenosha Protest Shooting Suspect Identified


A suspected gunmen from the Kenosha protest shootings that happened late Tuesday night and killed two people and injured a third as been identified as Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, of Antioch, IL. Rittenhouse is in custody in the Lake county, IL awaiting an order of extradition hearing scheduled for August 28 at 9am. The Initial complaint ticket shows he’ll be facing 1st degree intentional homicide charge related to the Kenosha shootings. He has been assigned a public defender.

Authorities have scheduled a news conference for 1 p.m. today in Kenosha to address the incident.

Graphic videos shows a man believed to be Rittenhouse being chased down the street by a subject with a skateboard.
Witnesses say may be more than one shooter and gunfire broke out several times.

What We Know About Kyle Rittenhouse:

Rittenhouse participated in the Grayslake-Lindenhurst-Hainesville Public Safety Program.
Screenshots of his now deleted Facebook page shows strong support for law enforcement, photos include blue lives matter and thin blue line graphics along with other photos of him with guns.
Read more about Kyle Rittenhouse: Kyle Rittenhouse: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
This is a breaking story, we will update the story as we learn more.


Jim Piwowarczyk
Jim Piwowarczyk is an investigative journalist and co-founder of Wisconsin Right Now. Married with 3 kids, a chocolate lab, and a german shepherd. Jim served as a police officer in Wisconsin for more than 20 years. His career started as a police officer in Milwaukee County in 1994 as a patrol officer, until he was promoted to patrol sergeant in 2003 where he worked until he left in 2009 to pursue business aspirations. Jim Piwowarczyk was a field training officer, evidence technician & hostage negotiator and conducted many drug investigations. Jim continued to work part-time for an area police department. Jim is avid real estate investor, and small business owner & developer. Jim has coached youth football and basketball. Jim is also an avid fisherman and hunter.

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