Wisconsin police shoot black man in Kenosha – CNN

(CNN) — A man is fighting for his life after he was shot by a Kenosha Police Department officer in Wisconsin on Sunday afternoon.

A video graphic supposedly from the shooting and was posted on Facebook, shows at least two police officers following the man with guns in hand as he walks from the passenger side of a gray vehicle to the driver’s side. When the man opens the vehicle door and tries to get in, one of the officers is seen grabbing him by the shirt. The agent points his gun while holding the man’s shirt. At least seven shots are heard and the man appears to be limp in the vehicle, his horn honking.

Police said they were called to the address to deal with a domestic disturbance, but it is unclear who called or what happened before the video recording began.

CNN is seeking additional information from the police.

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers identified the victim as Jacob Blake in a statement issued shortly after the incident occurred. Evers said Blake was seriously injured when he was shot multiple times.

“Tonight, Jacob Blake was shot multiple times in the back, in broad daylight, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Kathy and I join with her family, friends and neighbors in sincerely hoping that she did not succumb to her injuries. While we don’t have all the details yet, what we know for sure is that he is not the first black man or person to have been mercilessly shot, wounded or killed at the hands of law enforcement individuals in our state. or our country, “Evers said in his statement.

In a statement, the Kenosha Police Department said the shooting involving an officer occurred while they were responding to a domestic incident in the 2800 block of 40th Street at 5:11 p.m.

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According to the police, the officers immediately began to provide assistance and the person was airlifted to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee in serious condition.

Following the shooting, Kenosha Police requested the Kenosha Sheriff’s Department and the Wisconsin State Patrol that the scene be turned over to an agency other than the Kenosha Police, according to the statement. The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation will investigate this shooting.

Attorney Benjamin Crump told CNN that Blake’s family reached out to him for help. Crump said Blake’s three young children were in the car when he was shot.

«They saw a policeman shoot his father. They will be traumatized forever. We cannot allow police officers to violate their duty to PROTECT. Our children deserve better !! ”Crump said in a post on Twitter.

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Following the shooting, Kenosha County declared a county-wide state of emergency curfew from 10:15 p.m. Sunday until 7 a.m. Monday.

CNN’s Tina Burnside, Ryan Young, and Christine Sever contributed to this report.


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