(RepublicanNews.org) – Nearly 10 minutes of shocking new video footage sheds light on the circumstances surrounding the August 28 shooting deaths of two individuals in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, faces several felony charges stemming from his role in those tragic events, including two first-degree murder charges.
His defense attorney, Linn Wood, argues the Illinois teen acted in self-defense — and the new footage appears to support that claim. It debuted on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on September 23 and may be difficult for some individuals to watch.
WARNING – video content may be disturbing
Tucker Carlson airs never-before-seen footage from the deadly Kenosha shooting as lawyers for Kyle Rittenhouse say he acted in self-defense. pic.twitter.com/XENuP9g1ih
— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) September 23, 2020
Rittenhouse went to Kenosha as part of a group hoping to protect local businesses from arson. The footage begins with him explaining to the camera that he’s prepared to help others no matter the risk, adding this was the reason he brought his rifle and medical kit with him.
Having a rifle may have saved his life that night because, as Carlson explained, Rittenhouse soon found himself “face-to-face” with Joseph Rosenbaum, a convicted child molester.
The footage shows Rosenbaum chasing Rittenhouse. A gunshot can be heard accompanied by a muzzle flash somewhere in the distance. A few seconds later, Rittenhouse, cornered between parked cars and protesters armed with bats, fired at Rosenbaum. Rittenhouse fired only after Rosenbaum lunged at him, according to Richard McGinness, a reporter who followed Rosenbaum.
Later in the clip, Rittenhouse is hit in the back of the head by what appears to be a skateboard. The protester who wielded it appears to reach for Rittenhouse’s rifle. Instead, Rittenhouse fires a single round, hitting his attacker in the chest.
Towards the end of the clip, another protester approaches Rittenhouse with a raised handgun. Rittenhouse fires a single shot, appearing to hit the individual in the arm.
“So that’s what happened,” Carlson concluded, adding that it’s up to a court to decide whether Rittenhouse acted in self-defense or not.
Rittenhouse’s next hearing is scheduled for Friday, September 25. Let’s hope justice is served.
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