During his testimony, Gaige told the jurors that he thought he “was going to die,” when his arm was wounded after Kyle allegedly shot him.
Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, who were also shot, were pronounced dead.
During his testimony on Monday, November 8, Gaige detailed the hardships and long-lasting effects of his injury.
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What happened to Gaige Grosskreutz’s arm?
Pictures from the 2020 incident show Gaige holding a pistol in his right hand and his cellphone in the left.
During his testimony, the survivor said that he did not draw the gun “with the express intent of using it” but to be “ready” if the need arose.
Gaige explained his thought process during the incident by saying: “In that moment, I felt that I had to do something to try to prevent myself from being killed or being shot.”
Detailing the aftermath of being shot in the arm, Gaige called it ‘one of the most traumatic experiences of my life.’
The survivor revealed he spent a week in the hospital in emergency care and several months in physical therapy as a result of the wound. He also detailed experiencing lasting weakness, muscle loss and neurological damage.
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Why was Gaige present at the protests?
The Kenosha protest survivor claims that he was at the protest to provide medical services. He also detailed his medical education and training, and his experience working as an EMT. He further said he was a paramedic for a private ambulance company in Milwaukee.
In the court proceedings, it was established that Gaige was roughly a block away from Kyle when he first heard the gunshots. The sound was a result of the 18-year-old shooting Joseph Rosenbaum.
As Gaige approached the scene, Kyle was confronted by Anthony Huber, who was also shot by the teen.
Kyle Rittenhouse acquitted from all charges
Kyle, who was facing five charges – including one count each of intentional homicide, reckless homicide, attempted intentional homicide, and two counts of recklessly endangering safety – was acquitted of all charges.
Following the jury’s verdict, Judge Bruce Schroeder told the court, “The charges against [the] defendant on all counts are dismissed with prejudice and he’s released from the obligation of his bond.”
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