KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin court commissioner has decided the man charged with buying the rifle that police say an Illinois teen used to kill two people during a Wisconsin protest over police brutality will stand trial.
Nineteen-year-old Dominick Black is charged in Kenosha County with two counts of intentionally providing a dangerous weapon to a minor, resulting in death.
Commissioner Loren Keating determined Thursday there's sufficient evidence for the case to proceed.
A Kenosha detective testified that Black told him how he purchased the assault-style rifle at a Ladysmith hardware store after getting some money from Kyle Rittenhouse, who at 17 was too young to legally buy a gun.
KENOSHA (WKOW) — A Kenosha man has been charged for illegally buying a gun that was allegedly used to kill two people in August.
Dominick Black, 19, faces two counts of intentionally giving a dangerous weapon to a person under the age of 18, according to online court records.
Black is scheduled to appear in Kenosha County Court at 1 p.m. Monday.
According to the criminal complaint filed in Kenosha County Court:
Black purchased a Smith & Wesson M&P 15 rifle from Ladysmith Ace Home Center up in Ladysmith on May 1, 2020.
The complaint says Black bought the gun with money from Rittenhouse with the intention of giving the gun to him.
Rittenhouse was 17 at the time and thus not of legal age to buy a gun in Wisconsin.
Rittenhouse and Black agreed the gun would be stored at Black’s stepfather’s home in Kenosha. The address of that home matches the address listed for Black on the criminal complaint.
In a case against Rittenhouse, prosecutors allege that the teen used the gun to shoot and kill two men on Aug. 25 during protests and riots over Kenosha police shooting Jacob Blake, a Black man, in the back seven times two days earlier.
Black is currently in the Kenosha County’s jail after being booked on Friday evening, inmate records show.