Wisconsin officials destroyed the rifle Kyle Rittenhouse used to shoot three people during protests in Kenosha in 2020
MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin officials destroyed the rifle Kyle Rittenhouse used to shoot three people during street protests in Kenosha in 2020.
WISN-TV reported Friday that the state crime lab destroyed the rifle on Feb. 25. The station released a video showing technicians unboxing the gun and feeding it into a shredder.
Rittenhouse’s lawyers and prosecutors agreed in January that the gun would be destroyed, with Rittenhouse lead attorney Mark Richards saying Rittenhouse didn’t want anyone to buy it and make a trophy of it. The agreement provided that the process be recorded.
Rittenhouse shot and killed Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and injured Gaige Grosskreutz during the August 2020 protests. The protests began after a white police officer shot Jacob Blake, a black man, during a domestic disturbance. The shooting left Blake paralyzed from the waist down.
Prosecutors filed multiple charges against Rittenhouse. A jury acquitted him of all charges in November after arguing that the three men attacked him and that he was forced to shoot in self-defence.