Tucker Carlson aired new footage of 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse that detailed his actions from the day of the shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
The footage, which was given to Carlson by a nonprofit group run by Rittenhouse’s defamation attorney, Lin Wood, showed Rittenhouse before the riots began that night. Rittenhouse told an interviewer that he was in the city to help clean up during the riots, which had been ongoing since the police shooting of Jacob Blake. He was filmed scrubbing graffiti from a school earlier that morning.
He also told the interviewer that he would be arming himself with his gun and a first-aid kit to be able to provide medical attention to those who would be injured in the riots. Later in the night, Rittenhouse had begun putting out fires throughout the city. He was caught on camera walking with a fire extinguisher.
Joseph Rosenbaum, one of the protesters who was shot by Rittenhouse, was allegedly setting fires when he came in contact with Rittenhouse. Rosenbaum began chasing Rittenhouse, according to the footage. As he was being chased, a protester identified as Alexander Blaine fired a shot.
The nonprofit group stated in a voice-over in the footage that Rittenhouse was cornered by Rosenbaum and fired four shots at him to escape because he did not know who had fired the first shot. Three other shots were fired by an unknown shooter moments later. (Read more from “Tucker Carlson Airs New Video of Kyle Rittenhouse and the Kenosha Riots Shooting” HERE)