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Kyle Rittenhouse: 2 shooting victims may sue police, officials $20M for deadly protest shooting

Two protesters shot by Illinois teen Kyle Rittenhouse have filed notices of claim, alleging negligence committed by the city and county of Kenosha, Wisconsin, resulted in the deadly August 25 incident.

Gaige Grosskreutz, 26, and the parents of Anthony Huber, 26, each served $10 million claim notices to the city and county. Their notices allege Kenosha police and Kenosha County sheriff’s deputies’ actions, or lack thereof, led to the fatal shooting, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Rittenhouse, 17, allegedly used an AR-15-style weapon to fatally shoot demonstrators Joesph Rosenbaum, 36, and Huber and seriously wound Grosskreutz in Kenosha.

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At the time of the deadly shooting, demonstrators were protesting the officer-related shooting of Jacob Blake. Kenosha police officer Rusten Sheskey was reportedly investigating a domestic incident on August 23 when he shot Blake seven times, leaving Blake paralyzed.

Rittenhouse is charged with intentional homicide, attempted homicide, reckless homicide, recklessly endangering safety, and possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18. Rittenhouse claimed while at the protest, he was hit in the head and neck with a baseball bat and skateboard. While medics reportedly observed superficial scratches on his arm, they did not see any bruising or cuts.

Rittenhouse allegedly traveled back home to Antioch, Illinois, before turning himself in on August 26. In October, a judge ordered Rittenhouse’s extradition to Wisconsin. He was released from jail in late November after posting a $2 million bond.

Days before his release, Rittenhouse’s friend, Dominick Black, 19, was charged with purchasing the gun Rittenhouse used in the August 25 shooting. Black allegedly also confessed to driving Rittenhouse back to Antioch after the shootings with the AR-15-style weapon in the trunk of his car.

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[Featured image: Kyle Rittenhouse/Antioch Police Department]