WI man admits he fired a gun in Kenosha unrest right before Rittenhouse incidents

by Laura Mize · Oct 15th, 2020 12:49 pm
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Last Updated Oct 16th, 2020 at 8:27 am

Joshua Ziminski, a 35-year-old Wisconsin man, has been charged with disorderly conduct and use of a dangerous weapon for firing a "warning shot" into the air during unrest in Kenosha on August 25.

Ziminski, who is seen on video footage from that evening, admits he fired a shot right before 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse began firing his own weapon in what his attorneys say was self-defense. The teen faces a first-degree murder charge, among other charges.

Rittenhouse allegedly shot and killed Joseph Rosenbaum right after Ziminski fired his weapon. Video footage appears to show Rosenbaum charging toward Rittenhouse. Ziminski's shot came from the same direction as Rosenbaum did, and Rittenhouse's attorneys say it caused their client to believe he was in danger of being killed.

Rittenhouse also shot two other people that night, one of whom allegedly tackled him and one of whom allegedly pulled a gun on him.


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