The girlfriend of 26-year-old Kenosha shooting victim Anthony Huber is speaking out. Hannah Gittings gathered with friends of Anthony’s at a local skate park to honor his memory.
It was one of his favorite places.
Anthony was one of the victims of 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse. He was holding a skateboard while he chased Kyle, who was already running after killing 36-year-old Joseph Rosenbaum.
“It is just a true testament to like what kind of person he was,” Hannah told CBS Chicago.
“He pushed me out of the way and ran off after him because he was not going to let anybody get taken down by some [expletive] with an AR.”
Anthony tried to grab the rifle, hitting Kyle with his skateboard.
A shot went off, hitting Anthony in the chest. After shooting Anthony, Kyle also shot 26-year-old Gaige Grosskreutz in the arm, according to prosecutors.
“I would like to disinvite all those people that are running around with long guns,” Governor Tony Evers said at a news conference Thursday.
“What do you think is going to happen if you have an agitated man with a long gun walking down the streets, thinking that he’s some sort of peacekeeper?” asked Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes.
Kyle was one of the dozens who showed up in Kenosha, assuming the city was in need of a militia of sorts. The group vowed to protect businesses and buildings from looting and destruction. In Kyle’s case, he did more damage than he ever could have prevented.
“He will pay for what he [expletive] did — coming out here wanting to play shooter and killing innocent people and ripping away the most promising future of 26-year old man,” Hannah said.
Kyle is set to face charges on Friday after being extradited from Illinois back to Wisconsin. Hannah hopes justice will be served. “He will pay. He will pay.”
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