The 17-year-old accused of killing two people during a riot in Kenosha, Wisconsin will not face charges in his home state of Illinois, numerous sources reported.
An investigation revealed that the AR-15 Kyle Rittenhouse allegedly used in the Kenosha shooting was purchased, stored and used in Wisconsin, according to the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Tuesday. Rittenhouse never possessed the gun in Illinois.
The Attorney’s Office said in a statement that police in Rittenhouse’s hometown of Antioch investigated any possible crimes he may have committed in Illinois, but found none. Video showed Rittenhouse trying to surrender to Kenosha authorities after the shootings in August. He turned himself in to police in Antioch the day after the shootings.
The statement does not indicate whether someone else possesses the gun in Illinois, or where it is now, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Rittenhouse is facing six charges from the shooting, including first