Breaking news out of Kenosha, Wisc. tonight as video of this police shooting is starting to go viral:
“Video taken by an onlooker appears to show the man walking away from police, who have firearms pointed at him. The man then attempts to get into a vehicle, at which point at least one officer opened fire. Seven pops are heard in the video.” https://t.co/ZXQkIHkbiy
— Molly Beck (@MollyBeck) August 24, 2020
“WARNING: this video is extremely graphic”:
WARNING: this video is extremely graphic.
Police in Kenosha, Wisconsin appear to shoot a man seven times in the back at point blank range after he ignores commands. We’re no other non-lethal methods considered, @KenoshaPolice?
— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) August 24, 2020
According to a statement, police were responding to a domestic incident and the man is listed in serious condition. The Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation will be investigating the incident:
— Matt Smith (@mattsmith_news) August 24, 2020
Kenosha Police release says the man they shot tonight was flown to Froedtert in serious condition.
State DOJ is taking over the investigation.
A video going viral shows an officer holding the man's shirt then shooting several times him as he tries to get in a car.
— A.J. Bayatpour (@AJBayatpour) August 24, 2020
We’ll keep you posted:
A protest is happening now after a domestic incident turned into an officer-involved shooting in #Kenosha at 40th St. & 28th Ave.
Police confirm one person is in serious condition.
— Kim Shine (@KimShineCBS58) August 24, 2020
Update: Man identified as Jacob Blake, 29:
This is 29-year-old Jacob Blake who was shot by Kenosha police. His fiancé shared this picture with us. pic.twitter.com/6Si9lkCPFu
— Sarah Thamer (@SarahThamerWISN) August 24, 2020