Joseph Rosenbaum: Who is the second victim shot dead by Kyle Rittenhouse at Kenosha protest?
The second victim in Kyle Rittenhouse's alleged shooting spree during the Kenosha protests over Jacob Blake's death has now been identified as 36-year-old Joseph Rosenbaum who succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday, August 25. The victim hailed from Texas and had moved to Kenosha within the last year, The Sun reveals.
As reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, a friend said that Rosenbaum was shot in the head. He is survived by his fiancée and a young daughter. His sister took to Facebook to share, "May you forever be with the angels and rest easy bro. I love you!" His friend Adriana Garcia had set up a GoFundMe page in order to help with his funeral costs. The page description read, "I am raising money to help support my friend jojo. He died last night in the protest for Jacob Blake. R.I.P TO BOTH."
She had also referred to the first shooting victim Anthony Huber. "His girlfriend and I are trying to raise money for a funeral and for him to be cremated. If you can help in ANY way PLEASE do," she added. Huber had been the first victim after Kyle allegedly opened fire into a crowd of protesters who had been demonstrating peacefully. Rittenhouse had allegedly killed Huber and Rosenbaum and also injured another man who was shot in the arm.
On Wednesday, August 26, Rittenhouse was arrested and charged with first-degree intentional homicide. Based on Wisconsin law, Rittenhouse is being charged as an adult. He was interviewed before the two protesters were killed and had said that he was "protecting people". Rittenhouse is being held at the Lake County Juvenile Detention Center close to the Vernon Hills. He was booked after he was seen allegedly firing his AR-15 style rifle at protesters. He was also seen casually walking past a bunch of cops while holding onto his gun.
Kyle's Facebook page, which has now been deleted, had featured images of himself posing with his firearms with him repeatedly showing his support for law enforcement. Facebook had taken down Kyle's page as well as the page of a group called Kenosha Guard and an event called Armed Citizens to Protect our Lives that urged armed responses to the protests.
We had earlier reported how several people are demanding that Rittenhouse's mother also be arrested. Many pictures of the shooter's mother are doing the rounds on the Internet where she can be seen brandishing a gun leading to people demanding her arrest.
Basketball player and social media influencer, Rex Chapman took to Twitter to share, "Kyle Rittenhouse’s mom Wendy — on same night her son killed two people and shot another." He also shared another image where both the mother and son can be seen.
Public figure Shaun King took to Twitter to share, "Expect the mother of Kyle Rittenhouse to also be arrested. Reports state that she literally drove him to Wisconsin and illegally armed him with weapons that he was not old enough to own or carry in his home state of Illinois or in Wisconsin. The entire ordeal was illegal.”
I expect the mother of Kyle Rittenhouse to also be arrested.— Shaun King (@shaunking) August 27, 2020
Reports state that she literally drove him to Wisconsin and illegally armed him with weapons that he was not old enough to own or carry in his home state of Illinois or in Wisconsin.
The entire ordeal was illegal.