In his first television interview since the trial, Kyle Rittenhouse told Tucker Carlson that he tried to provide medical aid to a man who was shot in Kenosha last year, but was chased.
“After I shot Mr. Rosenbaum, he tried to grab my gun. I was running. There was a bullet going after me. After shooting him, I run around the car as I give him first aid. Was going to deliver,” Kishor said in a recorded TV interview on Monday.
He continued: “I was not able, because then a mob was forming and demanding that I be hanged to get him and kill him.”
Mr Rittenhouse was responding to a question by a Fox News host about surrendering to police during violent protests.
“And that’s when I tried to run to the police line and go to the police, and then I was attacked again,” Mr Rittenhouse told Carlson.
“By the guy who kicked you?” Carlson asked.
“Jump-kicked me, whose identity we did not know. It turns out that the prosecution knew it and hid it,” claimed Mr. Rittenhouse.
The interview comes a week after an 18-year-old was found not guilty of first-degree willful murder and other felony charges by a jury in Wisconsin last week.
Mr Rittenhouse was 17 when he was captured on video armed with weapons and shooting people at a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha. He told the court that he acted in self-defense when he shot men at a highly volatile protest site.
Mr Rittenhouse has blamed the Wisconsin governor and city officials for the violence in which he traveled to Kenosha and shot dead two people and injured a third.
Defending herself against accusations of racism, the teenager told Carlson that the matter had nothing to do with race. “It had nothing to do with race, it had to do with the right to self-defense,” Rittenhouse said.
“I am not a racist person I support BLM, I support peaceful demonstration, I believe change is needed, I believe too many prosecution misconduct It’s amazing to see how much a prosecutor can take advantage of people,” she said.
Mr Rittenhouse said he wanted to be a nurse or a lawyer.
Credit: www.independent.co.uk / Kyle Rittenhouse