Kyle Rittenhouse faces new lawsuit from man he shot in 2020 Kenosha violence

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Kyle Rittenhouse, the Illinois man who shot three people and killed two during violence in Kenosha in 2020, faces a new lawsuit.

Gaige Grosskreutz, one of the men shot by Rittenhouse, filed a lawsuit earlier this month in the U.S. District Court for the District of Eastern Wisconsin.

In the lawsuit obtained by CBS 58, Grosskreutz names Rittenhouse, former Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth and former Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis as defendants. Also listed as defendants are the city and county of Kenosha as well as other counties and municipalities who sent personnel to Kenosha during the violence which followed protests after Rusten Sheskey, a white Kenosha police officer, shot Jacob Blake, a Black man, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down.

Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges in November 2021 for the shootings which left Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum dead, along with wounding Grosskreutz.

"[Gaige Grosskreutz] must live with the physical and emotional wounds inflicted by Defendant Rittenhouse and the Defendants who deputized and enabled him," the lawsuit reads.

The lawsuit claims a failure to intervene on the part of law enforcement, saying they, "neglected to prevent or aid in preventing these wrongful acts where the wrongful acts were committed and could have been prevented by reasonable diligence."

The lawsuit seeks relief in the form of economic damages for, "emotional distress, humiliation, loss of enjoyment of life, and other pain and suffering."

"This lawsuit is an attempt to drown anyone who legally and justifiably defends there [sic] lives from attackers in a mountain of legal debt," Rittenhouse wrote in a tweet in response to the lawsuit. "We can not [sic] let them win. If they can come after me they will come after you."

Rittenhouse also faces another lawsuit on the part of the family of Anthony Huber, one of the men killed by Rittenhouse.

Earlier this month, a federal judge ruled the civil rights lawsuit against Rittenhouse, the city of Kenosha and Kenosha police officers could move forward.

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