The white teenager accused of fatally shooting two demonstrators and injuring a third in Wisconsin in August will not be charged with gun crimes in his home state, an Illinois state prosecutor announced.
Kyle Rittenhouse, is facing six criminal counts in Wisconsin, including first-degree intentional homicide, but will not be charged with gun crimes in his home state.
Lake County, Ill. State's Attorney Michael Nerheim's office said that an investigation conducted by local police "revealed the gun used in the Kenosha shooting was purchased, stored and used in Wisconsin. Additionally, there is no evidence the gun was ever physically possessed by Kyle Rittenhouse in Illinois."
Police in Antioch, led the investigation but did not provide any details about who may have possessed the gun or where it currently is. An attorney for Rittenhouse has said his client never had possession of the gun outside of Wisconsin.
"Kyle did not carry a gun across state lines," Lin Wood said in a tweet. "The gun belonged to his friend, a Wisconsin resident. The gun never left the State of Wisconsin. Truth always prevails."
Rittenhouse, a supporter of the Blue Lives Matter movement, traveled to Kenosha to join militiamen who purported to be there to assist state and local law enforcement protect property from being destroyed amid protests.
Democrats have pointed to Rittenhouse as the embodiment of the threat posed by domestic terrorism. He remains in a juvenile detention center in Lake County where he is being held without bond.
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