Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court via APIn this screen shot from live stream video, Kyle Rittenhouse appears via video during a hearing at the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court in Waukegan, Illinois, on Oct. 9, 2020. (Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court via AP)
After Illinois teen Kyle Rittenhouse was accused of breaking the law by transporting a gun across state lines, prosecutors in Lake County, Illinois, have said the 17-year-old will not face charges in the state in connection with the gun he used during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in August.
The Smith & Wesson .223 caliber rifle Rittenhouse carried during a night of violent protests in the Wisconsin community “was purchased, stored and used in Wisconsin,” according to a statement from the office of Lake County State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim.
An investigation turned up no evidence that Rittenhouse “physically possessed” the gun in Illinois.
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