In a surprising turn of event, Dominick David Black has been charged with illegally providing a gun to a minor. But this was not just any minor, this was 17-year old Kyle Rittenhouse. This summer, Kyle Rittenhouse was charged with killing two men and shooting another during a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The victims were protesting following the shooting of Jacob Blake. Jacob was shot several times at point-blank range by police officers. Jacob is, fortunately, alive, but paralyzed.
For those of you who can recall, photos of the young man can be found on social media of him passing several police cars before being arrested. Kenosha police received major backlash for not acting more quickly. They also allowed the young man to walk around with an armed weapon.
According to Wisconsin Circuit Court, the 19-year-old was charged with two felony counts of intentionally selling a dangerous weapon to a person under the age of 18, resulting in the death of another.
It was revealed that Kyle Rittenhouse gave Dominick David Black money to purchase a Smith & Wesson M&P15 rifle. Black signed paperwork indicating that he was buying the gun for himself Because Rittenhouse was underage at the time of the purchase.
Prosecutors say the young boy used the gun to shoot and kill Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26. Gaige Grosskreutz was also shot but not fatally injured.
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