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[WATCH] Kenosha Shooting Survivor Describes ‘Confusing’ Scene Where Kyle Rittenhouse ‘Re-Racked’ Rifle

[WATCH] Kenosha Shooting Survivor Describes ‘Confusing’ Scene Where Kyle Rittenhouse ‘Re-Racked’ Rifle

The lone survivor of the shootings during the Jacob Blake protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year testified during Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial on Monday and disputed Rittenhouse’s account of the incident.

Gaige Grosskreutz was one of three people shot when Rittenhouse opened fire, killing two men, Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber. During his questioning by prosecutors, Grosskreutz acknowledged that he was also armed and carried a handgun as he chased Rittenhouse while he was running towards police.

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Huber was shot and killed when he tried to hit Rittenhouse over the head with a skateboard. During those seconds, Grosskreutz was shot in the arm by Rittenhouse. Grosskreutz testified that he put in hands in the air as he saw Rittenhouse’s AR-15 point towards him. He claimed that before he was shot, he saw Rittenhouse “re-rack” his weapon before firing.

Rittenhouse was arrested soon after and was charged with five felony counts, including first-degree homicide, before being freed on bail of $2 million raised by supporters across the country, including major Donald Trump backer and MyPillowCEO Mike Lindell as well as conservative actor Ricky Schroder.

While Rittenhouse has claimed self-defense and said he was only there because he “wanted to help vigilante groups trying to protect the city of Kenosha” following riots over the police shooting that left Jacob Blake paralyzed, Grosskreutz’s testimony points to a calculated choice the shooter made. “Re-racking the weapon, in my mind, meant that [Rittenhouse] pulled the trigger while my hands were in the air, but the gun didn’t fire,” Grosskreutz testified. “So then by re-racking the weapon, I inferred that [Rittenhouse] wasn’t accepting my surrender.”

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Rittenhouse faces a possible life sentence if convicted. Watch Grosskreutz’s testimony, below.

 

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