We all remember the day: 25 August 2020, when, amid the protests against racial injustice in Kenosha, Wisconsin that occurred after the police shooting of Jacob Blake, Kyle Rittenhouse had shot and killed two men and wounded another man. The lone survivor allegedly shot by the 17-year-old Kyle is none other than Gaige Grosskreutz. Gaige took a stand in Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial lately on 8 November 2021. And those who have been following the case have been prying about what happened and what is Gaige Grosskreutz doing now.
Luckily, you may discover all in this Gaige Grosskreutz Wiki.
Where Is Kyle Rittenhouse Shooting Survivor Gaige Grosskreutz Now?
While the defendant Kyle Rittenhouse is likely to face a mandatory sentence of life in prison if convicted of the top charge, Gaige Grosskreutz would not be having that severe of a sentence. Although he was shot after trying to kill Kyle during the night of mayhem.
Still, he already has a list of other criminal history and sentences served.
So far early 2021, his arrest history included simple assault/domestic violence, burglary of a home, criminal trespass to dwelling, disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property, several driving drunk charges, driving 3 times the legal limit, and more. Just a few months after being shot, he was charged and arrested with a second DWI.
And until December 2020 and beyond people were furious and questioning why he was walking free despite him violating his probation time and again.
The last time, the world saw him give his testimony in court regarding the case, was in November 2021. When he explained that he was pointing his gun at Kyle on the day he got shot only because he felt like he had to do “something to try and prevent” himself from being killed.
“In the moment, I thought that the defendant was an active shooter.”
Gaige was one of the men was one of the protesters demanding justice for Jacob Blake. While Kyle was one of the armed civilians who wanted to protect businesses from vandalism in Kenosha, Wisconsin that day. With a PARAMEDIC cap, a medical bag, and a handgun, Gaige volunteered as a medic. And Kyle carried Smith & Wesson AR-15 style .223 rifle, with which he later opened fire that killed two protesters Joseph D. Rosenbaum and Anthony M. Huber, and wounded Gaige.
A GoFundMe fundraiser was organized by Wenzel Media LLC owner Patti Breitigam-Wenzeon on behalf of Gaige that raised $76,742 until November 2021.
Gaige Grosskreutz Arm
So, Kyle Rittenhouse had shot Gaige Grosskreutz in the arm, tearing away much of his bicep, or “vaporized” it, as the witness put it.
Lately, as Gaige testified, he claimed that he has difficulty lifting heavy objects with his right arm. That, he has a loss of feeling extending from his bicep to his thumb and that he is missing 90 % of his bicep.
Gaige has a tattoo on the arm, of a snake wrapped around a staff, that says “Do no harm”, where he was shot.
When the prosecutor played a graphic video of his badly wounded arm, a few jurors appeared to grimace and look away.
Gaige was first treated at two hospitals in Kenosha and only later had the Flight for Life airlifted him to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee.
How Old Is Gaige Grosskreutz?
Before November in 2021, Gaige Grosskreutz had turned 27 years old.
Is Gaige Grosskreutz Married?
Also because, his social media sharing was not accessible to the public, his relationship status could not be identified.
Where Is Gaige Grosskreutz From?
Gaige Grosskreutz comes from his hometown of West Allis, Wisconsin in the United States.
Other than Allis, he also lived in different parts of Wisconsin including Hales Corners, La Crosse, Ashland, and Milwaukee.
What Is Gaige Grosskreutz Ethnicity?
Gaige’s last name Grosskreutz is a habitational name from a place named Gross Kreutz in Brandenburg, or a similarly named place elsewhere. And the Brandenburg, we know, for now, is a German federal state encircling Berlin. So, Gaige is likely to have acquired some part of his ethnicity from his ancestors there.
Otherwise, he is the son of Janice A. Grosskreutz and he has an older brother named Joshua Ian A. Grosskreutz and a sister named Rebecca A. Volkmann.
What Does Gaige Grosskreutz Do For A Living?
Gaige Grosskreutz studied outdoor education with an emphasis in program administration at Northland College in Ashland. He was expected to graduate in December 2020 but his education was put on hold following his accident in Kenosha.
While it was not understood what he did after that and until now (i.e. Nov.2021), we can still tell you, that Gaige previously worked as a special events coordinator, a wilderness medical instructor, and a sea kayak guide at Lost Creek Adventures in Cornucopia, Wisconsin.
From 2009 to 2012, Gaige attended West Allis Central High School during which he went to his first protest in support of LGBTQ rights and his American Politics teacher excused him from class.
Then, from 2013 to 2016, Gaige attended Milwaukee Area Technical College at the Oak Creek, Wisconsin campus where he earned his emergency medical technician basic (EMT-B) certification.
Is Gaige Grosskreutz On Facebook, Instagram?
Yes! Gaige Grosskreutz is active on Instagram and Facebook.
Until 9 November 2021, his private account on Instagram @dawnpatrolmke had 378 posts and 496 followers.
How Tall Is Gaige Grosskreutz?
Strongly built and with well-developed muscles, Gaige Grosskreutz stands 5 feet 9.5 inches tall.