During Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial on Tuesday, Gaige Grosskreutz testified, it was revealed that Grosskreutz, one of many three males shot by Rittenhouse on the night time of August 25, 2020 throughout riots in Kenosha, Wisc., was solely shot after he pulled his gun on Rittenhouse.
However, on Thursday night time Grosskreutz modified his story whereas being interviewed by Anderson Cooper on CNN.
Grosskreutz stated of Rittenhouse’s emotional testimony, “I can’t say that I was one particularly impressed nor convinced. To me, it seemed like a child being upset because they were caught, not upset because of what they had done wrong.”
Cooper challenged Grosskreutz and stated, Rittenhouse “says he did not rerack his gun. He said that on the witness stand, you obviously said that, that he did, you firmly say that you witnessed that.”
Grosskreutz responded, “Yes, absolutely.”
Cooper then requested, “What was going through your mind in the moment right before you were shot?”
Grosskreutz replied, “That I was going to die, and I felt that I needed to do whatever I could to … try and preserve my own life.”
Cooper then performed the video from Grosskreutz’s testimony in courtroom the place he confirmed that he had pointed a gun at Rittenhouse and superior on the teenager earlier than he was shot.
Cooper then referred to as out the disparity between the testimony and when Grosskreutz was on Good Morning America and claimed that he was not pointing his gun at Rittenhouse and requested him to make clear the discrepancy.
Grosskreutz has additionally confirmed throughout his testimony that he noticed a mob advancing on Rittenhouse, and had approached him with his gun drawn.
Grosskreutz blamed his testimony in courtroom on the “skilled” protection legal professional, who was “…able to present questions to help support their narrative.”
“That’s their job,” he added.
Grosskreutz then tried to justify his revised model of occasions by stating that the injuries he sustained when Rittenhouse shot him were solely doable if his arms were up and never pointing a weapon on the teen.
Cooper challenged Grosskreutz and requested, “…did you ever point your gun at him?”
Grosskreutz confessed, “I think that… in the still photos, it certainly looks like it, but never intentionally. You have to understand that. Following that gunshot. I was, I had no use of my arm. I wasn’t able to move anything in my right arm, around my right arm.”
Cooper then pressed additional and requested why Grosskreutz had a gun if he was there as a “medic.”
Grosskreutz responded, “I believe in the second amendment, I believe in American citizens’ right to bear arms. I carry a weapon with me. It’s just like grabbing your keys, your phone, your wallet, and your gun. So that night was no different than any other night, but I think an important juxtaposition between the defendant and myself, both claiming to be medics is that one of us was carrying illegally with a rifle and one of us was carrying concealed with a handgun.”
Grosskreutz additionally testified that the allow he needed to carry a handgun had expired by the night time of August 25, 2020, and he had not renewed it. He claimed that he did not comprehend it was expired on the time, however realized later that it had been outdated and his carrying of the weapon was additionally not authorized.