How Kyle Rittenhouse went from cleaning graffiti to shooting 3 people

Kyle Rittenhouse testifies during his trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse
Kyle Rittenhouse talks about how Gaige Grosskreutz was holding his gun when Rittenhouse shot him on Aug. 25, 2020, while testifying during his trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin, November 10, 2021. Sean Krajacic/Pool via REUTERS

KENOSHA, Wis. – Kyle Rittenhouse, now 18, is on trial for killing two men and wounding a third with a military-style rifle during protests last year in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Before the killings, Kenosha had endured two nights of chaotic protests over the police shooting of a local Black man, Jacob Blake. Several businesses were burned to the ground and there were incidents of looting. Police used rubber bullets and tear gas to control the crowds.