17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse was arrested and charged with first-degree murder on Wednesday after killing Black Lives Matter demonstrators in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday night.
Rittenhouse was charged Wednesday with first-degree intentional homicide in a shooting late Tuesday during a clash between protesters of police brutality and right-wing militia group members.
Video captured Rittenhouse opening fire with a rifle after he fell to the ground. Shortly after the shooting, the teen walked towards police vehicles with his hands raised in surrender as people shouted that he had shot someone. Police just drove by and did not arrest him.
After police initially failed to arrest Rittenhouse, he fled the state and was considered a fugitive.
He was arrested later Wednesday back in his hometown. He is reportedly being held in the Lake County Juvenile Detention Center near Vernon Hills awaiting an extradition hearing.
Recent reports also show that Rittenhouse was a supporter of “back the blue” and had affiliations with police.