This is what happens when a 17-year-old with an AR-15 is let loose on the streets after having been hyped up on right-wing rhetoric and Donald Trump worshipping. What could go wrong? (Readers to this blog know that so much has gone wrong with those who have an AR-15.)
Charges against Rittenhouse were officially filed in Wisconsin on Thursday, and included two homicide counts and one attempted homicide count. Rittenhouse was also charged with two counts of recklessly endangering safety and possession of a dangerous weapon by a juvenile.
A criminal complaint filed Thursday identified the two people killed as Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, and the injured victim as Gaige Grosskreutz.
Rosenbaum followed Rittenhouse and threw a plastic bag at him in the parking lot of the auto repair shop Car Source Auto Service, according to the complaint. Based on a video prosecutors reviewed, Rosenbaum approached Rittenhouse following a loud bang. After four more bangs, Rosenbaum fell to the ground. After allegedly shooting Rosenbaum, Rittenhouse made a phone call and said, “I just killed somebody,” the complaint said. An autopsy found that Rosenbaum was shot five times — in the right groin, back, left hand, left thigh and right side of his forehead, according to the complaint.
Rittenhouse was then chased by protestors and fell, according to the complaint. At that point, Huber tried to pull Rittenhouse’s gun away when he was allegedly shot and killed, according to the complaint. Rittenhouse then allegedly shot Grosskreutz, who had his hands in the air, in the right arm, according to the complaint.
Huber’s autopsy showed he had a gunshot wound to his chest that perforated his heart, aorta, pulmonary artery and right lung, the complaint said.
The long gun allegedly used in the shootings was a Smith & Wesson AR-15 style, .223 rifle, court records show.