A shocking video surfaced Sunday showing two cops with their guns drawn trying to catch up to a man walking to his car before one of them shoots him seven times in the back as he is trying to get into his car.
Jacob “Jake” Blake, 29, had just broken up a fight between two women, according to multiple witnesses who also said he was unarmed. Local media referred to it as a “verbal altercation.”
Kenosha police described it as a “domestic incident” which somehow led to the cops being “involved in an officer-involved shooting,” according to the police press release (posted below) which didn’t explain why they shot the man but only that he was in “serious condition.”
Witnesses said the cops showed up to the altercation and tasered Blake before chasing after him and shooting him in front of two of his children sitting in the back seat.
Kenosha police said they are handing the investigation over to the local sheriff and state police, according to the press release below.
The incident took place Sunday around 5 p.m. and by nightfall, the streets were filled with protesters. The video above includes a segment enlarged in slow motion to show Blake was only trying to get into his car.
Another video surfaced Sunday night showing a Kenosha police officer being struck in the head by a flying brick during a protest. The cop was knocked out and had to be dragged away by fellow officers. Watch the video below or here if you don’t see it.