Gaige Grosskreutz, 27, received a gunshot wound to his right bicep during a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in 2020.
Grosskreutz is described as the lone survivor in the shooting incident that led to the death of Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber after being shot by then 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse. (Newsweek)
Although the narrative describes Grosskreutz as the lone survivor, others approached or confronted Rittenhouse but were not shot by him, like “Jump Kick Man,” often referenced in the murder trial.
While Grosskreutz was on the stand, the prosecutor offered a lengthy opportunity for Grosskreutz to describe his educational background in EMT and paramedics.
According to Grosskreutz, he was at the BLM protest to serve as a volunteer medic. He testified that he provided medical assistance to around ten people. The prosecution provided an image taken that evening depicting Grosskreutz medically assisting a young woman shot by a rubber bullet.
Grosskreutz claims that he considered Rittenhouse an active shooter. As Grosskreutz approached Rittenhouse, armed with an AR-15 style rifle, he described thinking that he was going to die. Grosskreutz was holding a Glock pistol in his right hand but told the jury that he did not intend to shoot Rittenhouse. He explained that he is not that “kind of person.” (The Washington Post)
During the testimony, Grosskreutz described the gunshot wound that pulverized his right bicep where a tattoo read “Do know harm” that was next to the caduceus medical symbol with text reading “Do no harm.”
Grosskreutz’s questioning by the defense was angled at Grosskreutz’s decision not to originally share with investigators that he was armed with a firearm when he approached Rittenhouse.
The live murder trial scrutinizes whether this case is one of self-defense or murder with the assistance of lone gunshot survivor Grosskreutz and other evidence like the video footage of the incident. (image courtesy of Bill Schultz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)