KENOSHA COUNTY, WI. (THECOUNT) — Kyle Rittenhouse, of Antioch, Illinois, has been identified as the suspect arrested and charged Wednesday in the Tuesday night double-fatal shooting of three people during a series of protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Rittenhouse, 17, was officially charged with first-degree murder on Wednesday.


Police had been hunting for the teenager after a man holding a long gun was captured on video shooting several people, two fatally, during the riot and then fleeing the scene.


Geo quick facts: Kenosha County is a county in the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Its population in 2019 was estimated to be 169,561, making it the eighth most populous county in Wisconsin. The county is named after the county seat, Kenosha, the fourth largest city in Wisconsin – Wikipedia.

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