Man admitted to firing 'warning shot' on night of Kenosha protests

The protests that night are when 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse allegedly fatally shot two individuals and wounded one.

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Flag in front of burning building during rioting in Kenosha, Wisconsin on August 24, 2020
Flag in front of burning building during rioting in Kenosha, Wisconsin on August 24, 2020
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Updated: October 15, 2020 - 6:22pm

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A man named Joshua Ziminski and his wife have reportedly admitted that he fired a "warning shot" amid the Aug. 25 protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin. 

The protests that night are when 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse allegedly fatally shot two people and wounded one.

The 35-year-old Ziminski has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct with use of a dangerous weapon, according to the Associated Press.

Ziminski on video footage is said to have been seen directing a firearm at the direction of the sky, prior to authorities seeing a "muzzle flash" while also hearing a shot.

Ziminski and his wife reportedly said that the weapon was stolen prior to their interview with authorities.

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