Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old charged with multiple felonies in connection with a shooting last month during a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, is claiming that he acted in self-defense.
Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson broadcast footage this week that appears to bolster that argument.
A new narrative emerges
Wood previously represented Nick Sandmann, a student at Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky, in multiple defamation suits stemming from reports misrepresenting his confrontation with a Native American protester during a demonstration last year at the Lincoln Memorial in D.C.
Titled The Truth in 11 Minutes, the video attempts to use footage compiled from throughout the night of the shooting to frame it as a justifiable act.
Earlier in the day, Rittenhouse can be seen helping to clean graffiti and participating in an interview during which he discusses bringing a medical kit in case he needed to render first aid to those on the scene.
In another clip, he can be seen with a fire extinguisher as a narrator states that he had been helping put out blazes sparked by protesters.
“A total of eight shots fired”
Next, Rittenhouse is seen as he is apparently being chased by a man identified as Joseph Rosenbaum. A second individual, identified as Alexander Blaine, allegedly fired a shot a short time later. After he is cornered in a parking lot, Rittenhouse allegedly fires his weapon at Rosenbaum at about the same time that three additional shots rang out.
“With a total of eight shots fired, it remains unclear that Rosenbaum’s wounds were caused by Rittenhouse,” the video’s narrator states.
As Rittenhouse then appears to run toward police, he is allegedly hit in the back of the head, causing him to fall. An unidentified individual in the video appears to run up to kick him, at which point the teen fires his gun into the air.
A man identified as Anthony Huber then allegedly struck Rittenhouse with a skateboard, according to reports, and was fatally shot in the stomach. Finally, an individual identified as Gage Grosskreutz, allegedly armed with a handgun, approached Rittenhouse and was shot in the arm.
Carlson, among others on the right, has previously faced criticism for comments perceived as a defense or even support of Rittenhouse’s actions. As it turns out, though, he might not be the cold-blooded killer many in the media seem to already believe him to be.