Gaige Grosskreutz: I’m missing 90% of my bicep

Kyle Howard Rittenhouse, 17, of Antioch, Illinois, United States shot three men during a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA on August 25, 2020. Among the three, only Gaige Paul Grosskreutz, 26, of West Allis, Wisconsin is still alive.

“I was shot point blank with a .223 round from the shooter and I am now missing 90 percent of my bicep,” Grosskreutz told CNN while his lawyer Kimberley Motley was sitting beside him. “This has not been easy emotionally, physically. I’m in constant pain like excruciating pain that just doesn’t go away both in my arm, in my heart.”

That night, Rittenhouse was one of the armed civilians who wanted to protect businesses from vandalism. He carried a Smith & Wesson AR-15 style .223 rifle, which he used to fatally shoot two protesters namely Joseph D. Rosenbaum and Anthony M. Huber.

On the other hand, Grosskreutz carried a medical bag and a handgun and volunteered as a medic earlier that night. Like Rosenbaum and Huber, he was one of the protesters demanding justice for Jacob Blakewho was shot by Kenosha Police Department officer Rusten Sheskey in the back at least eight times on August 23, 2020.

Rosenbaum, Huber and Grosskreutz were among the protesters who chased Rittenhouse. With his handgun in his right hand, Grosskreutz he approached Rittenhouse.

That was when Rittenhouse shot Grosskreutz in the right arm at close range. The former was charged as an adult with five felonies.


“This was classic self-defense and we are going to prove it,” Rittenhouse’s lawyer John M. Pierce of the law firm Pierce Bainbridge in a statement obtained by NBC News. “We will obtain justice for Kyle no matter how hard the fight or how long it takes.”

CJ Halliburton was streaming the entire incident live on social media. However, he had to stop to help Grosskreutz before the police were able to drive the latter to the hospital.

“I’ve never dealt with a gunshot before,” Halliburton told FOX6 News Milwaukee. “The gentleman who was shot was missing most of his arm.”

Flight for Life airlifted Grosskreutz to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, where he spent a week and had three surgeries. Before this, he was treated at two hospitals in Kenosha.

10 replies »

  1. Maybe Gaige Grosskreutz shouldn’t have pursued Kyle Rittenhouse who, from the very beginning attempted to run away from people that wanted to harm him, then was forced to defend himself. Gaige Grosskreutz also tried to trick Kyle and pulled a gun on Kyle at the last minute, with the intent to kill Kyle Rittenhouse. If you look at all available video footage, the three punks were the perpetrators, and Kyle only used his rifle in self defense. Every. single. time. Fake news media continues to put a spin on this story with the intent of keeping everyone divided.

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      • It wasn’t an assault rifle, but so glad he was armed- took out a pedophile and a felon and shot another felon- how’s it feel to champion a pedophile who was guilty of 5 counts of child abuse ironically gets shot trying to assault another minor.


    • Rittenhouse tried to shoot him, and failed, then RE-RACKED the AR-15 his mother purchased for him in town (per his own words in court, that the judge threw out), then tried again, maiming the paramedic for life.


  2. Is Grosskreutz going to be charged with attempted murder for pulling a gun on Rittenhouse? What difference does it make whether or not someone belonged to a certain group or not, if someone is trying to kill you, you have to defend yourself. the people pursuing him were sympathetic to BLM, you cant tell me that is not a radical hate group.

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  3. “Huber was a friend of Jacob Blake. He had spent time in prison, first for violating probation after attempting to strangle his brother during a fight, the Post reported.”
    So not a felon. I personally tried to strangle my cousin when a teenager because he’d not keep his hands off me. HE went to jail, not me.

    “Rosenbaum was raised in Texas and Arizona, according to The Washington Post. The paper reported that Rosenbaum said he was molested by a stepfather and had spent most of his adult life in prison starting at age 18 for sexual conduct with five preteen boys.”

    This is NOT an uncommon response to being sexually molested as a child or teen.
    BOTH men had mental health issues, and were on medication. Both men had served their time and committed no further offenses.

    Grosskreutz was a paramedic that had a permit for concealed carry. He had a previous felony conviction that had been EXPUNGED! He could not have been a paramedic or have a carry permit had he had a VALID felony conviction.

    Rittenhouse had NOTHING to protect in that state or town. He was a felon for having that gun and being underage. His mother is an accessory before and after the fact, as well as enabled him to be a murderer by purchasing the gun for him (as it was illegal for HIM to buy it. He admitted this in court.)
    He should be on death row and the judge should be disbarred.


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