Teen charged in Kenosha shootings that killed 2, wounded 1

KENOSHA, Wis. — Prosecutors have charged a 17-year-old from Illinois in the fatal shooting of two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and the wounding of a third.

Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley filed five felony charges against Kyle Rittenhouse Thursday afternoon. He could face a mandatory life sentence if convicted of first-degree intentional homicide, the most serious crime in Wisconsin.

The shootings late Tuesday followed the weekend police shooting of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black father of six who was left paralyzed from the waist down.

Authorities on Friday identified the two officers who were trying to arrest Blake but didn’t shoot him as Vincent Arenas, who has been with the department since February 2019, and Brittany Meronek, who joined in January.