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Why Kyle Rittenhouse Faces No Charges in Kenosha Shooter’s Home State

The 17-year-old accused of murdering two people during Black Lives Matter protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, will not face gun charges in his home state of Illinois.



a group of people standing in front of a crowd: A man wears a shirt calling for freedom for Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, the man who allegedly shot protesters in Wisconsin, during a President Donald Trump Campaign Rally in Londonderry, New Hampshire on August 28, 2020. Prosecuotrs said there is no evidence that the gun which was used in a shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin in August was ever physically possessed by Rittenhouse in Illinois.


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A man wears a shirt calling for freedom for Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, the man who allegedly shot protesters in Wisconsin, during a President Donald Trump Campaign Rally in Londonderry, New Hampshire on August 28, 2020. Prosecuotrs said there is no evidence that the gun which was used in a shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin in August was ever physically possessed by Rittenhouse in Illinois.

Kyle Rittenhouse faces two counts of two counts of first-degree intentional homicide after traveling from his home town of Antioch to join up with militia groups at the protest on August 25.

The suspect was originally accused of traveling across state with an AR-15 rifle he was not legally allowed to possess and using it

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Alleged Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse won’t face charges in home state of Illinois

Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager accused of shooting two protesters in Kenosha, Wis., this summer, will not face any charges in his home state of Illinois, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.

Prosecutors in Illinois said an investigation found that the AR-15-style rifle used in the Kenosha shooting was purchased, stored and used in Wisconsin, according to the AP. There was no evidence that the gun was ever in Rittenhouse’s physical possession in Illinois, the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office said.

Rittenhouse is being held in a juvenile detention center in Lake County, Ill., without bond. He is due back in court on Oct. 30 for an extradition hearing, where he is challenging his extradition from Illinois to Wisconsin.

Rittenhouse, 17, is charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the killing of two protesters during demonstrations in Kenosha over the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man who was shot during

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