Chicago, Illinois – Prosecutors say Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old accused of killing two protesters days after police shot Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, will not face charges in his home state of Illinois.
The Lake County State Attorney’s Office said Tuesday that an investigation revealed that the weapon used in the Kenosha shooting was purchased, stored, and used in Wisconsin. He also says there is no evidence that Kyle Rittenhouse physically possessed the weapon in Illinois.
Rittenhouse is being held in a Lake County juvenile detention center without bond due to pending criminal charges in Kenosha.
The defendant is receiving thousands of dollars to help pay for his defense costs, such as the $ 50,000 he received from the National Foundation for Gun Rights (NFGR).