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A 17-year-old has been arrested after two people were fatally shot and another injured in Kenosha, Wisc., on Tuesday night, during protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
Kyle Rittenhouse was arrested in Antioch, Ill., on Wednesday, Reuters reports. He was listed as a fugitive in local court records filed in Lake County. He was wanted for first-degree intentional homicide, according to a court filing obtained by The Daily Dot.
Videos from Kenosha show a young white man firing at protesters during an encounter late Tuesday. The suspect appeared to be carrying an AR-15-style rifle and standing guard with a militia group earlier in the night, multiple videos show.
Several shots were fired near a gas station just before midnight on Tuesday after protesters clashed with police and armed vigilantes who showed up to defend the business. Two people were killed and a third victim was taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
Demonstrators were decrying the police shooting of Blake, a Black man officers shot in the back multiple times on Sunday afternoon while he was trying to climb into his SUV. Blake survived the incident but his father says he is now paralyzed from the waist down.
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Tuesday’s deadly shootings played out over a chaotic 30 minutes just before midnight, according to police recordings obtained by Storyful.
Officers initially reported that three or four people were trying to set cars on fire near a gas station at 11:44 p.m. A few minutes later an officer reported seeing “at least four people with handguns around here.” Police reported the first gunshot victim at 11:51 p.m. and said he was being stuffed into the back of a security vehicle from the Kenosha Medical Center.
“We have somebody down in the middle of the road. CPR in progress,” an officer says at 11:52 p.m. “We’re going to need more here.”
Police then reported seeing a suspect running north. “He dropped his gun. We’re holding it now,” an officer says. An officer described the shooting incident in a report at 12:12 a.m.: “He was running southbound, turned and fired into the crowd.” Officers had reported three shooting victims by that point.
The suspected shooter was a white male with a long gun and dark pants, Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel prior to the arrest .
Wisconsin protests: Fires light up Kenosha streets as protesters defy emergency curfew
A young man matching the suspect’s description can be seen standing guard with militiamen in videos captured at the gas station and car lot earlier in the night. One video shows him identifying himself as “Kyle,” and he can be seen getting water for riot officers in a nearby armoured vehicle. He is shown wearing dark pants, a light shirt and a black and yellow pack with a rifle strapped across his chest.
Several videos from later in the night capture the sounds of gunshots in the distance, followed by footage of a young man running down the street while protesters chase him. The man is carrying an assault-style rifle and his clothing matches the young man who called himself Kyle in the earlier video.
Videos show a protester hitting the militiaman on the head. He stumbles and falls to the ground, then hurriedly fires off a few shots with the rifle. He then fires a few more shots from a sitting position.
One of the protesters tries to walk away, then collapses on the ground and does not move.
The other protesters back away and the young man stands up and starts walking backwards. Multiple gunshots can be heard in the distance while he slowly walks away.
Police had imposed an 8 p.m. curfew on the city Tuesday night after days of protests. Officers used tear gas and rubber bullets to force a crowd of protesters out of a park and into the city streets after the curfew came into effect.
Some of the protesters dispersed but others found their way to the gas station, where a large group of primarily white militia members were standing guard. The militia members shouted at the protesters and warned them to stay away before the shooting, the New York Times reports.
Another car lot was torched during unrest on Monday night in Kenosha.
Several armed militia groups have shown up to watch Black Lives Matter protests in recent months, particularly after the death of George Floyd in May. The groups have claimed to be defending local businesses, and their encounters with protesters have been largely non-violent.
Speaking at a news conference on Wednesday, Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis said armed groups protecting businesses are “no different than those on the protesters’ side who are walking around armed.”
Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian later stepped in to say he doesn’t want to see armed militia pitching in after the 8 p.m. curfew.
“I don’t need more guns on the streets,” he said. “Law enforcement is trained. They’re the ones responsible.”
Under Wisconsin law, anyone 17 or older is treated as an adult in the criminal justice system.
It is legal in the state for people 18 and over to openly carry a gun, with no license required.
—With files from Reuters and The Associated Press
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Blue Jays rout Yankees, inch closer to playoff berth – TSN
BUFFALO, United States — The Toronto Blue Jays showed Wednesday night why they could be a dangerous wild-card team in the playoffs.
Danny Jansen hit two solo homers as the Blue Jays used a 16-hit attack and eight-run sixth inning to bulldoze the New York Yankees 14-1 at Sahlen Field. Jansen had four hits and three runs to help the Blue Jays move closer to nailing down a playoff berth.
“Putting ourselves in this spot is a great feeling,” Jansen said. “But we’ve still got work to do.”
Toronto (29-27) trimmed its magic number to one with the victory and can secure its first post-season spot since 2016 with a win in Thursday’s series finale.
Cavan Biggio scored three times, Randal Grichuk added a pair of runs and Vladimir Guerrero Jr., had three RBIs. Starter Robbie Ray was effective over four-plus innings and A.J. Cole threw a scoreless fifth inning for the win.
Under Major League Baseball’s expanded playoff structure, 16 teams will reach the post-season. Division winners will be seeded No. 1 through No. 3 in each league, second-place teams will be seeded fourth through sixth, and two third-place wild-card teams will get the seventh and eighth seeds.
The Los Angeles Angels, currently ninth in the AL, kept their faint playoff hopes alive earlier Wednesday with a 5-2 win over the San Diego Padres.
Facing veteran right-hander Masahiro Tanaka (3-3), the Blue Jays took advantage of a couple breaks to put up two quick runs in the first inning.
With Biggio on after a leadoff walk, Teoscar Hernandez hit a double-play ball up the middle that took an unexpected high bounce near the lip of the grass and rolled into the outfield.
Guerrero stroked a single that scored Biggio with the game’s first run. Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez tried to pick the young slugger off first base but a wide throw went down the right-field line as Hernandez trotted home.
Ray breezed through the first inning but issued two walks in the second. Gio Urshela singled to load the bases and a passed ball allowed Luke Voit to score the Yankees’ lone run.
New York loaded the bases with none out in the fifth inning. But Cole (3-0) held off the heart of the Yankees’ order by fanning Giancarlo Stanton and getting Voit — who leads the majors in homers — on an infield fly and then Gleyber Torres on a flyout.
“That was really the game,” Jansen said. “Saving that was huge for us. Bases loaded, no outs, coming in and getting that. There’s a lot of momentum swing right there.”
Toronto followed New York’s lead by putting its first three batters on base in the sixth. The Blue Jays took full advantage by batting around with a two-run single by Lourdes Gurriel Jr., and Biggio’s two-run double serving as highlight blows.
The victory came a day after New York dumped Toronto 12-1.
“Today was a big game after yesterday,” said Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo. “That’s what they’ve done all year — come back from top losses. It was great to see, facing another good pitcher like Tanaka, coming back tonight and scoring all those runs. A big win for us.”
New York (32-24) had four hits and a season-high four errors. The Yankees have a magic number of one to secure a second-place finish in the East Division.
Ray, who was pulled after the first two batters reached in the fifth, allowed three hits, four walks and had five strikeouts. Tanaka gave up three earned runs, eight hits and three walks while striking out five.
Jansen, who went deep off Tanaka in the fourth, added another shot in the eighth off Yankees catcher Erik Kratz, giving the Toronto backstop six homers on the season.
Toronto was a wild-card entry when it last reached the post-season four years ago. The Blue Jays went on to reach the AL Championship Series for the second straight year.
Notes: Ross Stripling threw four shutout innings of relief for his first save. … The game took three hours 39 minutes to play. … The Blue Jays will send ace Hyun-Jin Ryu (4-2, 3.00 ERA) to the mound on Thursday. The Yankees will also start a left-hander in Jordan Montgomery (2-2, 5.12). … The Blue Jays will close out their regular season with a three-game weekend series against the Baltimore Orioles.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 23, 2020.
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Lightning’s Stamkos returns, scores in Game 3 of Cup Final vs. Stars – Sportsnet.ca
Steven Stamkos is back.
The Tampa Bay Lightning captain is playing his first NHL game since February as he returns to the ice for Game 3 of the team’s Stanley Cup Final matchup with the Dallas Stars on Wednesday.
And in his third shift of the game, Stamkos buried a goal over the blocker of Stars goalie Anton Khudobin. Stamkos took a pass in the neutral zone from Victor Hedman, glided into the Stars’ zone and sniped a shot past Khudobin to lift Tampa Bay to a 2-0 lead in the first period.
Stamkos had yet to suit up in the 2020 post-season, suffering an injury before the Lightning reconvened from the season pause to begin training. The centreman’s last game came on Feb. 25 — amid a 15-game, 22-point scoring streak — after having core muscle surgery. 210 days have passed since then. The 30-year-old finished the campaign with 66 points across 57 games.
The Cup Final is level at one game apiece after the Lightning’s 3-2 win over the Stars on Monday.
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Craig Anderson’s time in Ottawa comes to an end – TSN
A few minutes into Wednesday’s video conference call with reporters, Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion mentioned the club would not be offering a contract extension to veteran goalie Craig Anderson.
It was a low-key, modest announcement – almost a throwaway nugget of information in a session dominated by talk of the upcoming NHL Draft and the opening of free agency.
But in a strange twist, it was the perfect exit for the netminder who never sought the limelight of the No. 1 goalie job in a Canadian market. The 39-year-old would not have wanted a splashy farewell press conference or an emotional goodbye with fans and media.
At some point, Anderson should get an opportunity to re-connect with the Ottawa fan base for an emotional evening. His Senators resume, which boasts more than 400 games and 200 wins, has certainly etched his name as a future addition to the club’s Ring of Honour inside Canadian Tire Centre.
But beyond the dominating statistical profile – which includes virtually every meaningful goalie record in franchise history – Anderson singlehandedly transformed the way Ottawa fans viewed the position in their own market
Prior to Anderson’s arrival, Senators fans often felt nervous about their situation in the crease. Ottawa had earned the reputation of being a goalie graveyard – a place where netminders melted under the pressure of playing in a hockey-mad market.
There was Patrick Lalime’s infamous Game 7 meltdown against Toronto.
The ill-advised, splashy free agent signing of Martin Gerber.
The tumultuous tenure of Ray Emery.
The injury-plagued career of Pascal Leclaire.
Even Stanley Cup-winning goalies such as Tom Barrasso and Dominik Hasek couldn’t seem to shake the curse.
Ottawa was a place that offered job security for public service workers, not goaltenders.
But when Bryan Murray pulled off a trade in February of 2011, sending Brian Elliott – himself a victim of Ottawa’s haunted crease – to Colorado for Anderson, all of that changed.
In many ways, Anderson’s departure from Ottawa was as understated as his arrival.
Murray brought in Anderson for a test drive – hoping that he could convince the pending free agent to sign with the Senators before hitting the market in the summer of 2011.
Anderson immediately endeared himself to Ottawa fans, posting a 47-save shutout in Toronto on a Saturday night in his first start in a Senators jersey.
Anderson sparkled in his first stint with the Senators down the stretch of the 2010-11 campaign, with an 11-5-1 record and a .939 save percentage. Some fans grumbled that Anderson’s stellar play in that run cost the club the first-overall draft pick – ultimately dropping them down to the sixth spot.
But in hindsight, that was a small price to pay to land a franchise goalie.
For almost a decade, Anderson was the epitome of cool and calm in a tumultuous environment that would have tested the mental resolve of any netminder. While the roster was overhauled around him multiple times, Anderson never once publicly demanded a trade to a better situation, even as veteran teammates were being jettisoned all around him.
Anderson was at his best in the playoffs, establishing himself as a reliable postseason netminder. In 41 career playoff games with Ottawa, he boasted a .928 save percentage – a metric that should have earned him more than just one trip to the conference final.
He held his own in playoff series against the likes of Carey Price and Henrik Lundqvist – goalies with Hall of Fame resumes who made nearly double what Anderson was being paid.
Even when his team would lose a playoff series with Anderson in net – and they did on four different occasions – nobody pointed a finger at the goaltending position. It was a stark departure from the previous playoff meltdowns in Ottawa, where the No. 1 goalie was often the prime culprit.
But when Ottawa fans think of Anderson’s signature performance with the club, their minds don’t immediately jump to a high-stakes playoff game.
Instead, most Ottawa fans remember the night of Oct. 30, 2016, when Anderson posted a 37-save shutout against the Edmonton Oilers. With the hockey world aware that his wife, Nicholle, was battling cancer, Anderson turned aside every Edmonton shot during the game – then had to turn aside tears as he was feted by the Edmonton crowd afterwards.
The image of his Oilers counterpart Cam Talbot cheering him on the bench remains one of the most powerful moments in Senators history.
Anderson authored so many memorable moments in the blue paint in Ottawa, but none come close to having the impact of that singular start in Edmonton four years ago.
In the months that followed, Anderson cemented his status as a fan favourite – ultimately taking the Senators to double-overtime in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final against Pittsburgh that spring.
You would be hard-pressed to find a Senators fan who put any blame on Anderson for the Chris Kunitz game-winning goal, which serves as a firm reminder of how far the pendulum has swung when it comes to goaltending in Ottawa.
Before Anderson came along, it would have been unfathomable for the Senators to suffer a crippling Game 7 loss without a significant share of the blame landing on the goaltender’s shoulders.
But over the course of a decade Anderson managed to change the narrative on goaltending in Ottawa – a feat that is more impressive than anything on his goaltending resume.
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