Friends ID 2 men killed in Kenosha protest shootings

Police say a 17-year-old from Illinois shot three people, killing two of them: Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26.


Sister station WISN is learning more about the two men killed during Tuesday night's protest following the police shooting of Jacob Blake.

Police said 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, of Antioch, Illinois, shot three people, killing two of them: Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, of Kenosha, and Anthony Huber, 26, of Silver Lake.

Huber was a well-known and well-liked skater. Many of his friends and girlfriend went Basik Skatepark to remember him.

"We're walking down Sheridan, ‘bang, bang,’ hear gunshots go off," Huber’s girlfriend Hannah Gittings said.

Cellphone video shows protesters chasing down a person carrying a long gun, who then falls to the ground and fires.

"He ran up on somebody with an assault rifle, like he was just gonna tackle dude to the ground," Gittings said.

Gittings said Huber tried to stop the gunman using his skateboard.

"He came at dude, dude rolled on the ground, and had a perfect vantage point to just put one in him, and he did," Gittings said.

Police arrested Rittenhouse on Wednesday morning at his home.

He was charged Thursday with one count of first-degree intentional homicide, one count of first-degree reckless homicide, one count of attempted first-degree intentional homicide, two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment and possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18.

Gittings said her boyfriend died trying to save others.

"If those three hadn't run up on that dude, he would have opened fire into the crowd. Who knows what he would have done. He already killed someone," Gittings said.

The third man was shot is from West Allis, he with a group of protesters from Milwaukee, was actually their medic in the group, but caught a bullet in his right arm.

He is in stable condition.