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Kenosha Man Charged For Supplying Gun To Kyle Rittenhouse

Complaint Says The 19-Year-Old Asked Rittenhouse To Join In Guarding Kenosha Businesses During Protests

Volunteers paint murals on boarded-up businesses in Kenosha
Volunteers paint murals on boarded-up businesses in Kenosha, Wis., on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. Russell Contreras/AP Photo

Prosecutors in Wisconsin have charged a 19-year-old man with supplying the gun that police say was used in a pair of fatal shootings during a protest in August.

The Kenosha News reports that Dominick Black was charged with two felony counts of supplying a dangerous weapon to a minor.

According to the criminal complaint, Black asked 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse to join him in guarding businesses in Kenosha during the protest and gave him an assault rifle. Rittenhouse used the rifle to shoot two protesters and wound a third during the demonstration.

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Rittenhouse faces multiple charges, including intentional homicide and illegally possessing a firearm.