Officers on the scene where Jacob Blake was shot. Screen grab from youtube.
Jacob Blake, the 29-year-old Black man shot at least seven times by Kenosha Police Department (KPD) officers in Wisconsin Sunday, is in stable condition but may be paralyzed from the waist down, Blake’s father told the Chicago Sun-Times.
A Wisconsin Department of Justice press release said the KPD officers were responding to a “domestic incident” when the encounter with Blake occurred. KPD said, “Law enforcement immediately provided medical aid” to Blake, and Flight for Life transported him to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee.
Here’s what we know so far:
Here's a video of the shooting that happened in Kenosha, Wisconsin. This video shows the shooting of Jacob Blake from a different vantage point. pic.twitter.com/d2CYIis6Zm
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) August 24, 2020
The Kenosha Police Department did not respond to requests for further information at the time of publication.
Joshua Skovlund is a former staff writer for Coffee or Die. He covered the 75th anniversary of D-Day in France, multinational military exercises in Germany, and civil unrest during the 2020 riots in Minneapolis. Born and raised in small-town South Dakota, he grew up playing football and soccer before serving as a forward observer in the US Army. After leaving the service, he worked as a personal trainer while earning his paramedic license. After five years as in paramedicine, he transitioned to a career in multimedia journalism. Joshua is married with two children.
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