The great aunt of Anthony Huber, one of the men who was fatally shot by Kyle Rittenhouse during the civil unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last summer, defended her nephew's actions prior to his death.
“I’m firmly in the camp that he perceived an active shooter and he went to disarm that person,” Susan Hughes said. “That is the Anthony I knew. He was very much a person who would jump into action.”
According to a criminal complaint, Huber reached for Rittenhouse’s gun with his hand while holding the skateboard in the other.
“There were a couple of other people who did the same thing," Hughes said. "Nobody was successful. He lost his life. I was asked the other day by one of the media people if I thought Anthony would do the same thing again. And I think he would.”
Some context: Rittenhouse was acquitted Friday of first-degree intentional homicide and four other felony charges.