A Kenosha man has been charged with allegedly providing the gun Kyle Rittenhouse used in a shooting that resulted in two deaths in August.
Dominick David Black, 19, has been charged with two felony counts of intentionally selling a gun to a minor. He made his first court appearance on Monday in the Kenosha County Circuit Court, according to the Washington Post. Black purchased the rifle at Ladysmith Ace Home Center using Rittenhouse's money in May, and the two agreed to store it in Black's stepfather's house in Kenosha, according to a criminal complaint from the Kenosha County district attorney.
Rittenhouse, 17, fatally shot two people and wounded a third during a protest in Kenosha on Aug. 25. He is facing a first-degree intentional homicide charge for killing Anthony Huber and first-degree reckless homicide for the death of Joseph Rosenbaum. Rittenhouse has also been charged with attempted first-degree homicide for wounding Gaige Grosskreutz with his rifle.
Rittenhouse and his lawyers claim he acted in self-defense.
He told reporters that he had traveled from his home state of Illinois to Kenosha, which was grappling with unrest following the shooting of Jacob Blake, in order to protect a car dealership from looters. After the shooting, which was recorded on video, Rittenhouse returned to Illinois, where he was later arrested.
Rittenhouse faces up to life in prison if convicted of the charges. His next scheduled court appearance is set for Dec. 3, while Black's is Nov. 19.