Kyle Rittenhouse, the Illinois teenager accused of killing two people during civil unrest this summer in Kenosha, Wis., will not face criminal charges in his home state, prosecutors said.
Lake County, Ill., State’s Attorney Michael Nerheim said Tuesday that an investigation has found no evidence that the gun Rittenhouse used in the killings was physically possessed by him Illinois.
Rittenhouse, 17, is being held at the Lake County juvenile detention center in Waukegan. Wisconsin prosecutors are working to extradite him to face six charges, including first-degree intentional homicide, for shooting two people on Aug. 28 during anti-police brutality protests in Kenosha.
Rittenhouse is scheduled to appear in Lake County court on Oct. 30 for an extradition hearing.
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