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#BlackLivesMatter: Police Shoot Black Man 7 Times

Protests broke out in Wisconsin after Police shot a Black man as he walked to his car.

In an incident filmed and shared on social media, 29-year-old Jacob Blake is seen walking away from Police officers. When he opens the car door, an officer starts shooting him from behind. Blake is in serious condition at a hospital in Milwaukee.

According to reports, he was shot in the presence of his children who were at the back seat of the SUV.

#BlackLivesMatters: Police Shoot Black Man 7 Times

The circumstances that led to the incident are still sketchy but Kenosha Police said they were called to the 28th Avenue and 40th Street around 5:11 p.m for a “domestic incident.”

An American civil rights attorney, Benjamin Lloyd Crump in a tweeted said: “Wow. This Black man was shot several times in the back by @KenoshaPolice today. He was getting into his car after apparently breaking up a fight between two women. He’s in critical condition now. We demand JUSTICE! #BlackLivesMatter.”

In another tweet, he wrote: “Confirmed: Jacob Blake’s 3 SONS were IN THE CAR he was getting into when @KenoshaPolice shot him tonight. They saw a cop shoot their father. They will be traumatized forever. We cannot let officers violate their duty to PROTECT us. Our kids deserve better!! #JusticeForJacobBlake.”

 

The Wisconsin Department of Justice said it would lead the investigation of the shooting and added that the officers involved have been placed on administrative leave.

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