Felony Charges For Man Who Gave Gun To Rittenhouse

ABC News reports:

Charges have been filed against the person who illegally gave a gun to the teenager who used the weapon in three shootings in Kenosha, Wisconsin in August. Kenosha County states 19-year-old Dominick David Black, from Kenosha, faces two counts of intentionally giving a dangerous weapon to a person under age 18, causing death. According to the criminal complaint, on May 1, Black purchased a Smith & Wesson M&P 15 rifle.

Black obtained the money to buy the rifle for Kyle Rittenhouse to use. Rittenhouse, 17 at the time of the purchase, was not legally able to purchase the rifle for himself. Aware of this fact, Black purchased the weapon. Since Rittenhouse was a minor and did not have an Illinois firearm owner ID card, he and Black agreed that the rifle would be stored at the residence of Black’s stepfather, located in Kenosha.

The Kenosha News reports:

After protests broke out in the city following the shooting of Jacob Blake by Kenosha Police, Black “volunteered to go out after curfew” on Aug. 25 armed with another AR-15 style rifle” to “protect the Car Source business” on Sheridan Road and that he asked Rittenhouse to join him.

The complaint states that Black and Rittenhouse went to Black’s stepfather’s home to get the gun and that Black “gave (the gun) to Mr. Rittenhouse to use that evening.” The owner of Car Source has said in past interviews that he did not ask Rittenhouse to guard the business.

The complaint states that the rifle was used later that night by Rittenhouse in the shootings that left Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber dead and Gaige Grosskreutz injured. Rittenhouse is charged with homicide and attempted homicide for the shootings.