Teen Shooting Suspect: My 'Job' Is to Protect People

Kyle Rittenhouse was a big supporter of police and the Blue Lives Matter movement
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 27, 2020 9:12 AM CDT

(Newser) – A lot of new information is surfacing about Kyle Rittenhouse, the white 17-year-old charged with fatally shooting two people and injuring another in Kenosha, Wisconsin, during protests this week. Coverage:

  • The teen from Antioch, Illinois, was a huge admirer of police, reports the AP. His now-deleted Facebook page was filled with tributes to the Blue Lives Matter movement. One photo showed him in police uniform from when he participated in a public safety cadet program at age 15, per NPR. He is also pictured holding assault rifles. Rittenhouse had dropped out of high school, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

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