Kyle Rittenhouse, teen accused of killing 2 people during Kenosha unrest, released from jail

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KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Kyle Rittenhouse was released from custody Friday, Nov. 20, according to the Kenosha County sheriff.

Authorities say Rittenhouse was released Friday after posting bond, which a judge set at $2 million on Nov. 2.

The teen is accused of shooting and killing two people and injuring a third during protests in Kenosha.

He's facing several charges including first degree reckless homicide, first degree recklessly endangering safety, and first degree intentional homicide. 

He's also charged with possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18.

Rittenhouse, of Antioch, was extradited to Kenosha from Illinois in late October.

He is expected back in court Dec. 3 for a preliminary hearing.

Interviews from August are now in the public eye. Kyle Rittenhouse’s friend Dominick Black told police he traveled to Kenosha with Rittenhouse to protect a business he used to work for.

“I was just kind of protecting what deserves to stand,” Black said in the interrogation video. "I used to work for him. He’s a really nice guy.”

Black told authorities he purchased the gun Rittenhouse used to shoot two people.

Rittenhouse could not legally purchase it himself, as he was 17.

"I don’t know why, I’m thinking the whole time, he’s not 18," Black said. "I could have stopped it. But I know if I would have told him no, he would have threw a fit.”

Black described the scene to police. He was on the roof of a business most of the night, while Rittenhouse was on the ground, according to his testimony.

Black only heard gunshots. His only recollection of the aftermath came through talking to Rittenhouse.

“He’s sweating like a pig and just freaking out," Black said. "His face is white. He’s like, I’m going to jail for the rest of my life. I’m done. He’s just scared. I’m just trying to calm him down. I’m just like, hey man, look. I heard more shots than what I think you shot.”

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