Contradictions EVERYWHERE! Rittenhouse alleged 'Victim' Stepped In It This Time!
Gaige Grosskreutz was shot by Kyle Rittenhouse while attending a riot in Kenosha Wisconsin last year. The armed 26-year-old was seen, shortly before the shooting, pointing his gun at the then, 17-year-old Rittenhouse. He swore to as much during cross-examination in court:
During cross-examination, Rittenhouse defense attorney Corey Chirafisi asked: “It wasn’t until you pointed your gun at him, advanced on him … that he fired, right?”
“Correct,” Grosskreutz replied. The defense also presented a photo showing Grosskreutz pointing the gun at Rittenhouse, who was on the ground with his rifle pointed up at Grosskreutz.
Grosskreutz, under follow-up questioning from the prosecutor, said he did not intend to point his weapon at Rittenhouse as if his intent was relevant.
HOWEVER, while speaking to reporters, the alleged victim claims that he never pointed his gun at the teen and insists that he had his hands up at the time of the shooting.
Even CNN hack Anderson Cooper noted the contradictions and questioned Grosskreutz:
COOPER: On Good Morning America, today, you said that you were absolutely not pointing your gun at Rittenhouse. Can you clarify that?
GROSSKREUTZ: Yes. Absolutely. First and foremost, that was a very tense situation, something that I’ve never been in before, just like having never been shot before. I think It’s important to note, though, that specifically during [cross examination], if there is a skilled attorney, they’re able to present questions to help support their narrative. That’s their job, and with one of the exhibits that attorney Chirafasi had introduced, there is a photo of me with my gun pointed toward the defendant, either just after or right during he had shot me in my right arm.
It’s important to note though that the physiology of my wound would be inconsistent with somebody being shot with their arm — and we’ll say, the traditional way that you would point a gun at somebody or some thing — the only way that I could have sustained the injury that I have is if I have been shot with my arms up. [Emphasis added].
COOPER: Did you ever point your gun at him?
GROSSKREUTZ: I think that, again, in the still photos, it certainly looks like it, but never intentionally. You have to understand that following that gunshot, I had no use of my arm. I wasn’t able to move anything in my right arm or on my right arm.
“To me it seemed like a child being upset because they were caught, not upset because of what they had done wrong.”
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) November 12, 2021
Grosskreutz claimed during his interview that he was confused by the line of questioning in court but the cross-examiner clarified the question, as you can see in the video above.
Rittenhouse, now 18, faces charges of reckless homicide, intentional homicide, and attempted intentional homicide.