Never-Before-Seen FBI Video Shows Key Moments Before Rittenhouse Shot First Man

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This Aug. 25, 2021, representation  taken from FBI video is shown during Kyle Rittenhouse's proceedings  astatine  the Kenosha County Courthouse successful  Kenosha, Wis., connected  Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. (FBI via AP)

This Aug. 25, 2021, representation taken from FBI video is shown during Kyle Rittenhouse's proceedings astatine the Kenosha County Courthouse successful Kenosha, Wis., connected Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. (FBI via AP)

Aerial FBI surveillance footage was shown to the nationalist for the archetypal clip this week during Kyle Rittenhouse’s execution trial.

The infrared footage, captured from an FBI airplane hovering astir 9,000 feet high, shows the moments earlier Rittenhouse changeable Joseph Rosenbaum connected Aug. 25, 2021.

Rittenhouse, past 17, mortally wounded Rosenbaum, who was approaching him successful the parking batch of a car dealership successful downtown Kenosha, Wisconsin amid rioting there. Rittenhouse besides changeable 2 different men, 1 of whom struck him with a skateboard. The different approached him portion carrying a gun.

Rittenhouse was aboriginal charged with first-degree homicide and different counts and faces up to beingness successful prison.

Both men are seen successful the footage, arsenic are dozens of different people. The features of the persons cannot beryllium seen but labels were affixed to amusement 2 “persons of interest,” 1 of which, “person of involvement 2,” was aboriginal identified arsenic Rosenbaum, and the different arsenic Rittenhouse.

Prosecutors accidental Rittenhouse shouldn’t person changeable Rosenbaum, who witnesses person said was advancing towards the teenager. Thomas Binger, 1 of the prosecutors, showed the footage and different videos connected Wednesday arsenic helium questioned Martin Howard, a Kenosha constabulary detective.

Howard agreed that nary of the videos indicated Rosenbaum had a limb connected him, though helium noted Rosenbaum did person a integrative container helium astatine 1 constituent threw astatine Rittenhouse.

But the detective besides agreed with Mark Richards, Rittenhouse’s pb attorney, that Rosenbaum was successful hiding betwixt cars arsenic his lawsuit arrived connected the scene.

“It appears so, yes,” helium said.

Richards said the concern was “the classical ambush,” which drew a palmy prosecutorial objection and was struck from the record, but not until aft jurors heard the description.

Zachary Stieber

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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including authorities and tribunal cases. He started astatine The Epoch Times arsenic a New York City metro reporter.

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