Kyle Rittenhouse, the teen accused of fatally shooting two people during protests in Kenosha, Wis., has been released from jail on a $2 million bond, reports said Friday.
His release, at 2 p.m., was confirmed by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department.
The bond was handled by his attorney, said Public Information Officer Sgt. David Wright. It was not immediately clear who footed the bill.
Rittenhouse, 17, insists he was acting in self-defense on Aug. 25, when police say he killed protesters Anthony Huber, 26, and Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and wounded a third man.