Stunning new details were revealed in court during the Kyle Rittenhouse trial.
Rittenhouse is currently charged with one count of first-degree intentional homicide, one count of first-degree reckless homicide, and two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment.
26-year-old Gaige Grosskreutz was shot by then 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse last year.
Grosskreutz has now admitted in court that he was pointing a gun at Rittenhouse when the teen fired.
Three nights of riots erupted in Kenosha, Wisconsin after a police officer shot 29-year-old Jacob Blake. Blake was armed with a knife and ignored orders from police officers. Blake had a warrant for his arrest for charges of third-degree sexual assault, trespassing, and disorderly conduct. Rittenhouse, who is 18 years old now, says he was defending himself from violent protesters.
Grosskreutz was armed with a pistol and approached Rittenhouse moments after the teen had been attacked by two others. Rittenhouse was laying on the ground.
Grosskreutz pointed his weapon at Rittenhouse before the teen, who was armed with a rifle, turned his firearm on Grosskreutz and fired.
Grosskreutz was hit in the arm, Daily Wire reports.
Watch the clip:
“It wasn’t until you pointed your gun at him, advanced on him with your gun pointed at him, that he fired, right?”Advertisement
Witness who was shot by Rittenhouse:
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Here’s a partial transcript:
Corey Chirafisi: Now, you’d agree your firearm is pointed at Mr. Rittenhouse. Correct?
Gaige Grosskreutz: Yes.
CC: Okay. And once your firearm is pointed at Mr. Rittenhouse, that’s when he fires his gun. Yes?
CC: Sir, look, I don’t want to – does this look like right now your arm is being shot?
GG: That looks like my bicep being vaporized, yes.
CC: Okay. And it’s being vaporized as you’re pointing your gun directly at him. Yes?
CC: Okay. So when you were standing 3-5 feet from him with your arms up in the air, he never fired. Right?
CC: It wasn’t until you pointed your gun at him, advanced on him with your gun — now your hands down — pointed at him that he fired. Right?