On August 25, 2020, Kyle Howard Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old from Antioch, Illinois, fatally shot two men and wounded another in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The shootings occurred during the protests, riots, and civil unrest that followed the shooting of a black man, Jacob Blake, by a white police officer. At trial Rittenhouse used the affirmative defense of self-defense and was acquitted of all charges. Rittenhouse and the three men he shot were white. Rittenhouse was armed with a semi-automatic, AR-15 style rifle that he had asked his friend, Dominick Black, to purchase for him. Black and Rittenhouse had joined a group of armed men in Kenosha who said they were there to protect businesses. Rittenhouse said he was there to protect a car dealership from being vandalized and to provide medical aid.