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17-year-old arrested for murder and fleeing state after Kenosha shootings that left two dead



A 17-year-old Illinois resident has been arrested by police for first-degree murder after allegedly fatally shooting two Wisconsin protesters on Tuesday evening.

Kyle Rittenhouse of Antioch, Illinois, was labelled a “fugitive of justice”, according to Lake County, Illinois Clerk of Courts public records first obtained by The Daily Dot.

The Antioch Police Department confirmed to The Independent that Mr Rittenhouse “voluntarily surrendered” himself to the department on Wednesday morning after an arrest warrant was filed. The suspect allegedly fled Kenosha, Wisconsin for his home state following the shooting.

“[The suspect] fled the state of Wisconsin with the intent to avoid prosecution for that offence,” according to the document.

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