Kenosha District Attorney Michael Graveley announced Thursday that six charges, including first degree murder, will be brought against Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old who killed two people and injured a third. during the riots that occurred during the Wisconsin state police brutality protests against African American citizen Jacob Blake.
The most serious charge against him is that of first degree murder with a dangerous weapon. If convicted, he could face life imprisonment under Wisconsin law.
The young Illinois man was arrested half a day after the shooting at his home in Antioch, half an hour from where the protests took place.
Although the circumstances of the event are not clear, the agents said the gunshots took place on the third night of the riot in the case of Jacob Blake in Kenosha when the young man left two dead and one seriously injured after the fire opened by various protesters.