Video: Cop Shoots Jacob Blake Seven Times, Protesters React

A 29 year old black man, Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back at close range, by Kenosha Policeman.

Footage circulating on social media showed Jacob Blake, who did not appear to be carrying a weapon, walking towards a car as two officers followed him with guns drawn. 

Watch the video below

The incident which is now under investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, report that it occurred around 5 p.m. Sunday, when the officers responded to calls of a domestic incident.

A 911 dispatcher reported that a complainant said Blake wasn’t supposed to be there, and that he had taken the complainant’s keys and refused to give them back.

Meanwhile, witnesses said he was trying to break up a fight between two women when the officers arrived.

Following the shooting, police said officers rendered aid before the injured man was flown to a hospital in Milwaukee. He remained in intensive care late Monday. 

However, the video of the shooting which emerged on social media late Sunday, has sparked enraged demonstrators onto the streets on Monday and there are reports of fresh clashes between protesters and the police in Wisconsin, with buildings and cars set alight. 

The officers involved in the shooting on Sunday, have been placed on administrative leave, the Wisconsin Department of Justice said on Monday.

The state’s division of criminal investigation is looking into the shooting and vowed to “provide a report of the incident to the prosecutor within 30 days”.

Mr Blake, who works as a security guard, is now out of surgery and improving.

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