Nov. 10 (UPI) — Wisconsin prosecutors have charged a Kenosha man for allegedly shopping for the firearms that police stated Kyle Rittenhouse used to kill two protesters and injure a 3rd.
Dominick Black, 19, was arrested Friday and charged with two counts of intent to promote a harmful weapon to an individual underneath age 18 inflicting loss of life. He posted $2,500 bond and was launched from Kenosha County Detention Middle after a Monday listening to.
County prosecutors stated Black instructed police he bought the AR-15-style rifle Rittenhouse used on Aug. 25 throughout a protest in opposition to police brutality and racial bias. Protesters took to the streets after police shot and injured Jacob Blake.
Rittenhouse, 17, of Antioch, Sick., allegedly gave Black the cash to buy the gun as a result of he wasn’t sufficiently old to purchase it himself.
Rittenhouse and Black each instructed police they volunteered to offer safety for a enterprise known as Automobile Supply. The proprietor of the enterprise instructed police he by no means requested the teenagers to protect his enterprise.
They allegedly retrieved the gun from Black’s stepfather’s home earlier than attending the protest.
Black’s stepfather instructed police he did not approve of his stepson buying the gun and required it’s stored locked in a secure in his house. He moved it to the basement throughout protests on Aug. 24 and stated he wasn’t conscious the 2 teenagers retrieved it the subsequent evening.
Black instructed police he had doubts about shopping for the gun for Rittenhouse.
“Black thought in his head that he might have stopped it, however he knew if he would have instructed Kyle ‘no,’ he would have thrown a match,” an Antioch police report says.
Police stated Rittenhouse used the rifle to fatally shoot two protesters — Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber — and injure a 3rd, Gaige Grosskreutz. His legal professionals stated he shot the three males in self-defense.
After the capturing, police stated Rittenhouse fled to his house in Antioch however later surrendered himself to police. He was extradited to Kenosha, the place he was charged with two counts of murder. A Kenosha County courtroom set his bail at $2 million earlier this month. His subsequent preliminary listening to is Dec. 3.
Black is subsequent slated to look in courtroom on Nov. 19.