Wisconsin Man Who Fired First Gunshot as Kenosha Rioters Chased Kyle Rittenhouse Arrested on Violent Felony Charges

The Wisconsin man who allegedly fired the first gunshot as people chased Kyle Rittenhouse during the 2020 Kenosha riots has been arrested this week.

Joshua Ziminski, 37, reportedly admitted to investigators that he fired a “warning shot” into the air on Aug. 25, 2020. Immediately after, the then-17-year-old Rittenhouse was nearby and shot and killed his assailants – Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber.

Ziminski was charged with felony arson and misdemeanors of obstructing an officer and disorderly conduct with a deadly weapon.