Joseph Rosenbaum Biography

Joseph Rosenbaum was a Waco, Texas native who is one of the victims of the Kenosha Shooting. He was one of the men who were shot dead by Kyle H. Rittenhouse on 25th August 2020. They both were the part of “Black Lives Matter” demonstration in Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA. That time or during the demonstration, Rittenhouse was one of the armed civilians. Rittenhouse was part of the protest and came to Kenosha for business purposes (as told by him in the trial). Rosenbaum was one of the protesters who stood against the police demanding justice for Jacob Blake. Jacob was shot by the Kenosha Police Department officer named Rusten Sheskey at least eight times on 23rd August 2020.

On the day of protest, Rittenhouse was carrying a Smith & Wesson AR-15 style rifle. According to the trial and further demonstration of that day, Rosenbaum threw a plastic bag on Rittenhouse and tried to grab his rifle. In response, Rittenhouse shot Rosenbaum in the back, left hand, and groin area. Later, it was found that Rosenbaum was wounded on the side of his left thigh and a graze wound was found on his forehead. At the hospital, Rosenbaum’s pelvis was found to be fractured where his right lung and liver were found with the whole of the gun.

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Joseph Rosenbaum Early Life

A native of Texas, Joseph was 36 years old and was 5 feet and 3 inches in height. His registered weight was 165 lbs. He had his education from McClintock High School in Tempe, Arizona. Later, he went to Pima Community College in Pima County, Arizona where he attained his education from 2011 to 2014 with three years of graduation period.

Past Crimes and the Convicted Personality

On 16th December 2002, Rosenbaum was sentenced to jail in Arizona for 12 and a half years. He was sentenced for two counts of sexual conduct with a minor. Joseph was racked up with 42 disciplinary infractions while he served his period in Arizona jail- State Prison Complex-Eyman in Florence, Arizona. He was found guilty of disobeying orders four times in different years. He broke the order on 6th August 2003, 28th April 2004, 8th August 2005, and lastly on 10th April 2009. Previously, he had a lot of crimes done in past and all were performed in Arizona and had a really bad criminal history. On 22nd January 2007, he was found guilty while assaulting the weapon. Later, he was convicted for possession and manufacturing weapons on 15th May 2008.

After this, he was found tampering with security or safety development on 10th April 2009. Thereafter, he was found guilty because of his possession of drugs or narcotics on 23rd October 2009. He was found guilty to assault the staff on 16th March 2009, on 10th April 2009, on 3rd March 2010, and lastly on 31st March 2010. Also, he was found guilty of obstructing staff on 17th August 2010 in Arizona. He was prohibited from consuming alcohol or taking any controlled substance without any prescription. He was also prohibited from having any contact with residence, electronic, or any kind of third party with Kariann Sue Swart with whom he engaged in 2019.

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Joseph Rosenbaum Biography

Real Name Joseph Rosenbaum
Birth Date 1984
Died August 25, 2000
Age (as of 2021) 36 Years (When died)
Native Texas, USA
Nationality American
Religion Christianity
Sun sign

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 3” – in Centimeters – 160 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 74 kg  –  in Pounds –  165 lbs
Hair Color Bald
Eye Color Gray
Body Type Average




School McClintock High School
College Pima Community College

Relationship Status

Marital Status Engaged
Who is his girlfriend/fiancee? Kariann Sue Swart

Personal life

Rosenbaum was having a daughter. His daughter was born in 2018. On 27th August 2019, he got himself engaged with Kariann Sue Swart. However, it is not known whether they both married each other or not. Later, he moved to Kenosha from Arizona in 2019 and began working for Wendy’s restaurant in Kenosha to live an ordinary lifestyle. He got himself busy with the restaurant job which he got on 7th October 2019.

Joseph Rosenbaum Net Worth

There is not much information about Rosenbaum. It is known that he was living an ordinary life with his restaurant job. We assume that he might be earning enough to make living out of it with a moderate lifestyle. Though none of the police authorities or prosecutors (in the trial) confirmed his salary base.

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Joseph Rosenbaum died at the age of 37. He was shot four times on the day of protest in Kenosha on 25th August 2020. In the postmortem report, it was found that he was killed by someone who was standing four feet from him. The report was submitted by Dr. Doug Kelley, a forensic pathologist. The trial of Rittenhouse (of Rosenbaum’s murder) was carried on 9th November 2021.

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