Ill. police: Teen shooting suspect will be charged as adult

A protester tosses an object toward police during clashes outside the Kenosha County Courthouse late Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Kenosha, Wis., on third night of unrest following the shooting of a Black man, Jacob Blake, whose attorney said he was paralyzed after being shot multiple times by police. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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UPDATED 5:20 PM PT – Wednesday, August 26, 2020

The teen suspected of fatally shooting two people during protests in Wisconsin will be charged as an adult. According to police, 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse was taken into custody on Wednesday after being arrested in his home state of Illinois.

He has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide in connection with the shooting in Kenosha, which took place on Tuesday night.

A court complaint stated the suspect fled the state of Wisconsin with the intent to avoid prosecution.

Rittenhouse, who was reportedly armed with an AR-15 rifle, was spotted in the area before and after the incident.

“People are getting injured and our job is to protect this business. Part of my job is also to help people, so if there’s somebody hurt, I’m running into harm’s way. That’s why I have my rifle, because I need to protect myself obviously.” – Kyle Rittenhouse, suspected shooter

He is being held in a juvenile detention center and will appear in court on Friday for a bond hearing.

RELATED: National Guard Deployed To Stop Riots In Kenosha, Wis.

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