A man shot by a Kenosha police officer admitted he had a knife in his possession, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice.
According to a preliminary report from the state DOJ, a woman called police Sunday evening saying her boyfriend was there and wasn’t supposed to be on the premises. The DOJ did not specify if Jacob Blake was the boyfriend.
After police responded to the call they tried to arrest Blake. One officer used a Taser but it didn’t stop Blake, who is seen on a bystander’s video walking away from officers and leaning into his SUV when he was shot.
The DOJ identified the officer as Rusten Sheskey, a patrol officer and member of the Kenosha Police Department for seven years. It says he fired his service weapon seven times while grabbing Blake by the shirt. No other officers fired a weapon, WBAY reports.