On August 25, 2020, Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old from Antioch, Illinois, fatally shot two men and wounded another in Kenosha, Wisconsin during the protests, riots, and civil unrest that followed the shooting of a black man, Jacob Blake, by a white police officer. Rittenhouse and the three men he shot were white. Rittenhouse was armed with a semi-automatic AR-15 style rifle that he took from his friend, Dominick Black, and both Rittenhouse and Black joined a group of armed men who said they were in Kenosha to protect businesses. Rittenhouse said he was there to protect a car dealership from being vandalized and to provide medical aid.