News broke yesterday evening that one of the two people fatally shot on Tuesday night at the Kenosha, Wisconsin protest over the shooting of Jacob Blake by police was skateboarder, Anthony Huber. Huber is being celebrated as a hero for trying to disarm the shooter before being murdered at age 26.
The gunman has been identified as 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse of Antioch, Illinois. According to these Twitter videos, he was in Kenosha to “protect property” while armed with an automatic assault rifle. Rittenhouse has been arrested, and charged with first-degree intentional homicide.
The girlfriend of Anthony Huber, one of two men killed in Kenosha, spoke briefly to protesters late Wednesday near the spot where he died the night before.
“He was one of the most amazing people … “ Hannah Gittings said. “He had so much love in his heart for this city … he took down an armed gunman with nothing but his f——— skateboard, and he took that f——— bullet,” she said before breaking down in tears.
A GoFundMe has been set up for Huber’s girlfriend if you’d like to get involved.