Gaige Grosskreutz is an alleged “people’s revolution” activist. He was also the one who was injured by Kyle Rittenhouse in the Kenosha riots of August 25, 2020. On Monday, day five of Rittenhouse’s murder trial, Grosskreutz made an unheard accusation.
Rittenhouse was 17 years old at the time of the shooting in 2020, and is currently on trial for the murders of two men as well as the injuries to Grosskreutz in the civil unrest.
Grosskreutz sustained a severe injury to his arm when he pointed his Glock pistol at Rittenhouse. The teen was lying on the ground, having been kicked in the head. Rittenhouse shot at the man who had kicked him in his head. He missed and then shot Anthony Huber, wielding a skateboard, once, killing him.
Grosskreutz, under questioning by Thomas Binger, testified that Rittenhouse had re-racked his Smith and Wesson M&P gun and shot at him. However, it failed to fire. This is a new allegation. This testimony was struck from record but jurors will not un-hear it. It’s up to the jury to decide whether Rittenhouse was acting maliciously or simply protecting himself.
Grosskreutz, a paramedic, brought his un-permitted conceal-carry weapon to the protest. He testified about his “experience with guns” and how he knew Rittenhouse had racked his rifle. Grosskreutz stated that he had always carried his gun for 75 days while “demonstrating” as a medic and live-streamer.
Grosskreutz claimed that re-racking the weapon in your mind means that the defendant pulled trigger, but the gun didn’t fire.” Grosskreutz also claimed that Rittenhouse didn’t shoot him at any point in the melee.
Instead, Rittenhouse shoots Grosskreutz in the face after pointing his weapon at Rittenhouse.
Grosskreutz was asked by Binger if Grosskreutz felt that Grosskreutz would point the gun at him and fire at you again.
Grosskreutz, in court, admitted that he pointed his weapon at Rittenhouse. This supports Rittenhouse’s claim that he fired in self defense. The trial will determine whether Rittenhouse felt the need for self-defense.
Grosskreutz stated that he had to act immediately to stop him from being killed or shot, to which Binger replied that he didn’t shoot him first. The protester said that he was not that type of person.
He mentioned Rittenhouse and other people who responded to the call to protect a company from arsonists or looters as “militia members.”
He also complained about how “militia” members bringing guns to protests only increased the stakes of violence–even though the gun he was carrying himself and the looters and arsonists and rioters appeared to be doing it all on their own.