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The Kenosha, Wisconsin police officer fired seven shots that appeared to be aimed at an extremely short distance into the back of a man as the man leaned toward a car, highly disturbing video shows. Video from August 23 captures the sound of seven gunshots. It appears that the officer opens fire while holding the back of the man’s shirt. The man is in serious condition. You can see the video below, but it is graphic.

Gov. Tony Evers released the name of the wounded man as Jacob Blake and wrote on Twitter: “Tonight, Jacob Blake was shot in the back in broad daylight in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Kathy and I join with her family, friends and neighbors in the sincere hope that she will not succumb to her injuries.

 KENOSHA WISCONSIN CITY WIDE CURFEW UNTIL 7AM

You can read about Blake’s background here. The city imposed a curfew. “‼ ️ CURFEW CITY UNTIL 7 AM‼ ️,” police wrote the night of August 24.

According to Kenosha News, the shooting occurred in front of the man’s children.

Here is the video:

⚠️ Police violence warning ⚠️
Kenosha #Wisconsin

I’ve never seen such a casual street execution …

Another Black Man was shot 7 times in the back.
Kenosha #Wisconsin. He is in critical condition.

This won’t end until we finish it! When will it be enough? #NegroLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/pVgCwbJoKh

– Terrence Daniels (Captain 🍀 Planet) (@Terrence_STR) August 24, 2020

Here’s a different point of view:

Outrage is erupting in the southeastern Wisconsin community, which sits between Milwaukee and Chicago.

 Kenosha alderman, Kevin Mathewson

A former Kenosha councilor, Kevin Mathewson, was one of those who shared the video on Facebook. Please note that this is a very disturbing video. You can see it here. “Kenosha police shot the man 7 times in the back,” he wrote. “Why the hell did you shoot him so many times?” a man yells at the officer in the video. A woman named Telicia Phillips appears to have posted the videos for the first time. Heavy has reached out to her for comment.

This is Jacob Blake, 29, who was shot by Kenosha police. His fiance shared this photo with us. pic.twitter.com/6Si9lkCPFu

– Sarah Thamer (@SarahThamerWISN) August 24, 2020

Here are some screenshots from the video.

kenosha police video

The Kenosha News reported that neighbors

The video shows three officers standing with the man before he walks away from them. An officer with a gun then follows the man to the driver’s side of his car. There are several people in the area. A second officer is right behind him. The man, who is Black, gets in the car. The officer, who appears to be targeted, at least from a distance, then appears to shoot the door multiple times in the man’s back. The firing officer appears to be grasping the man’s white shirt while firing, and the man does not appear to have turned to the officer. A second officer has his gun drawn, but it is unclear if he is also shooting.

The wounded man is then seen lying on the ground surrounded by four officers who appear to be helping him.

The Kenosha News reported that neighbors said the man was “trying to break up a fight between two women.

Here is the full statement issued by Kenosha Police:

At 5:11 p.m. Kenosha police officers were dispatched to the 2800 block of 40th Street for a domestic incident and were involved in an officer-involved shooting.

Officers provided immediate help to the person. The person was transported by Flight for Life to Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee. The person is in serious condition.

The Kenosha Sheriff’s Department and the Wisconsin State Patrol were immediately requested so that the scene could be turned over to an agency other than the Kenosha Police.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice (D.O.J.) Division of Criminal Investigation (D.C.I.) will investigate this officer involved in the shooting. More press releases will come directly from D.C.I. Inquiries should be directed to dojcommunications@doj.state.wi.us

According to Wisconsin Circuit Court Access online records, a Jacob S. Blake, the same age and with an address on the exact same block where the shooting occurred, received an arrest warrant against him on July 7 for Pending misdemeanor charges of trespassing on a home. with domestic abuse as a modifier; felony sexual assault in the third degree with domestic abuse as a modifier; and a disorderly conduct misdemeanor with domestic abuse as a modifier.

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