Video above: Kyle Rittenhouse's bail hearing
Kyle Rittenhouse, the teen accused of fatally shooting two people and seriously injuring a third during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has posted his $2 million bail.
He posted bond through his attorney at about 2 p.m., Kenosha County Sheriff's Sgt. David Wright said.
Rittenhouse, of Antioch, Illinois, told police he was attacked while he was guarding a business and that he fired in self-defense.
Kenosha County Commissioner Loren Keating said the bond was set at such a high amount because the court considered Rittenhouse a "flight risk," given that he could face a "mandatory life sentence or at least significant amounts of time, likely decades of time period of incarceration" if convicted.
Rittenhouse was extradited to Wisconsin from Illinois after a judge's ruling last month.
After previous arguments from Rittenhouse's attorneys that an extradition could put him in danger, Judge Paul Novak of Lake County, Illinois, said in the ruling that matters filed by Rittenhouse's attorneys, such as their client's safety, can be brought up in hearings in Wisconsin.
The teen is facing charges that he allegedly killed Anthony M. Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum and wounded Gaige Grosskreutz during protests that followed the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha in August.
He faces two felony charges of homicide in the deaths of Rosenbaum and Huber, and a felony attempted homicide charge in the incident involving Grosskreutz. He's also charged with possession of a dangerous weapon while under the age of 18, court records show, which is a misdemeanor.
Rittenhouse's attorney, Mark Richards, has claimed there's "overwhelming" evidence that Rittenhouse acted in self-defense.
His case has taken on political overtones. Supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement have painted Rittenhouse as a trigger-happy white supremacist. Conservatives upset over property destruction during recent protests have portrayed him as a patriot exercising his right to bear arms during unrest. A legal defense fund for him has attracted millions of dollars in donations, and his mother got a standing ovation from women at a Waukesha County GOP function in September.
Huber's father, John Huber, asked Kenosha County Circuit Court Commissioner Loren Keating during a hearing Nov. 2 to set Rittenhouse's bail between $4 million and $10 million. Huber said Rittenhouse thinks he's above the law and noted the effort to raise money on his behalf. He also suggested militia groups would hide him from police if he were released.
Rittenhouse's attorney, Mark Richards, asked for $750,000 bail.
CNN and The Associated Press contributed to this report.