Stunning Admission in Rittenhouse Trial: ‘He Didn’t Fire Until I Pointed My Gun at Him’

Is the Rittenhouse case closed? (Photo: Livestream, Rittenhouse Trial)

The man who was shot in the arm by Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year admitted during Rittenhouse’s trial that the then-17-year-old didn’t shoot him until the man pointed his gun at Rittenhouse.

Rittenhouse shot Gaige Grosskreutz in the arm in August of 2020 in what video evidence shows was self-defense. Now, Grosskreutz has admitted as much under oath.

“It wasn’t until you pointed your gun at him, advanced on him… with your gun pointed at him, that he fired, right?” Rittenhouse’s lawyer asked.

“Yes,” Grosskreutz responded.

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In the months after the incident, Grosskreutz launched a media tour and became a minor celebrity in the Black Lives Matter movement. As GunsAmerica reported at the time, the public portions of his Facebook profile include pictures of himself holding up his bandaged arm at a BLM rally along with a “Defund the Police” mural captioned, “All love.” (Those posts have since been taken down.)

He also told CNN that he was in “constant” physical and emotional pain following the incident.

“I was shot point blank with a .223 round from the shooter,” Grosskreutz said. “And I am now missing 90% of my bicep. This has not been easy emotionally, physically. I’m in constant pain, like excruciating pain that just doesn’t go away — both in my arm, in my heart.”

The Rittenhouse trial has included several surprising moments, including an eyewitness who reported that Joseph Rosenbaum, the first man Rittenhouse killed, told Rittenhouse and another man he would “kill you” if he met “either one of you alone.”

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In addition, never-before-seen footage from an FBI surveillance plane appears to show Rosenbaun hiding in ambush for Rittenhouse before their fatal encounter.

The broad outlines of the case, however, haven’t changed for anyone who was paying attention last year.

A “visual investigation” published by the New York Times in August of 2020 revealed that Rittenhouse acted in self-defense.

Based on video evidence from multiple people, Rittenhouse was chased by Rosenbaum and a gun was fired before Rittenhouse turned and shot the man. As he was trying to escape the rioting crowd, Anthony Huber struck Rittenhouse with a skateboard and tried to grab his rifle. Rittenhouse fired once a Huber, killing him, and once at Grosskreutz, severing his right bicep.

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About the author: Jordan Michaels has been reviewing firearm-related products for over six years and enjoying them for much longer. With family in Canada, he’s seen first hand how quickly the right to self-defense can be stripped from law-abiding citizens. He escaped that statist paradise at a young age, married a sixth-generation Texan, and currently lives in Tyler. Got a hot tip? Send him an email at jordan@gunsamerica.com.

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  • Shanz November 12, 2021, 7:30 pm

    Now that the facts of the case are public, which theY mostly were b4, where is blue dog claiming murder? The lame stream media and former president Biden owe Kyle an apology.

  • Kane November 12, 2021, 10:01 am

    The prosecution has done a terrible job and witnesses for defense are well prepared where the witnesses for the prosecution are shockingly lost.

    Even though the defese is doing a great job I still thought that Grosskruetz should have been question in detail on his missing Glock. The manner in which the pistol was carried should have been used to attempt to impeach Grosskruetz and his phony pacifist leaning. Was the Glock in the small of his back holstered? Were there rounds in the mag and one in the chamber? Who brings and then draws a pistol just to bluff? In the end though Grosskreutz destroyed the case against Rittenhouse because he was NOT well prepared and the truth slipped out.

  • oldfuzz695 November 12, 2021, 10:00 am

    Wow, now we are finally getting the “never before released” videos of the incident. The same media cover up was used in the Armaud Amery video. Finally, a photo shows the two men wrestling over a shotgun. WARNING: if you partake in a wrestling match over a loaded shotgun, someone may get killed.

  • Elmer Fudd November 10, 2021, 6:27 pm

    Where are our liberal trolls that believe St. Kyle of Kenosha just by virtue of his underage presence at a “mostly peaceful” protest deserved to get killed?

    Bicep is a Fed asset. He will never do time, he is protected.

  • Marc Miller November 10, 2021, 12:12 pm

    So will the prosecutor charge Grosskruetz? Clearly he admitted under oath he was pointing a firearm and got shot for his actions. He is a criminal and should be jailed for his actions. Being a leftist, they will probably let him off or he made a plea deal. But the video, and his testimony make him guilty.

    • Kane November 12, 2021, 9:41 am

      He was also NOT legal CC and if he was NOT charged with those violation then the jury should refuse to convict KR of any under age charges.

  • Joe November 10, 2021, 9:57 am

    The antifa thug witness just destroyed theRir case against Rittenhouse, he just proved self defense for the kid. The trial should be over,immediately and rittenhouse set free. U just can’t fix stupid.

  • KimberproSS November 10, 2021, 9:53 am

    It appears Rittenhouse is lucky Grosskreutz wasn’t killed. The media convicted him and Grosskreutz was able to confirm self defense. Unusual situation. Normally best not to have a witness.

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