Wisconsin crime lab destroys Kyle Rittenhouse rifle
March 14, 2022 6:07AM CDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin officials have destroyed the rifle Kyle Rittenhouse used to shoot three people during protests in Kenosha in 2020.
WISN-TV reported Friday that the state crime lab destroyed the rifle on Feb. 25. Video shows a technician feeding the gun into a shredder.
Rittenhouse’s attorneys and prosecutors agreed in January that the gun would be destroyed.
Rittenhouse’s attorneys has said Rittenhouse didn’t want someone to buy it as a trophy. Rittenhouse shot and killed Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber during the protests over a police shooting in August 2020.
He also wounded Gaige Grosskreutz.
A jury acquitted Rittenhouse of multiple charges in November after Rittenhouse argued he fired in self-defense.