The officer responsible for Blake’s, the black man shooting on Sunday and sparking demonstrations on consecutive days was named by Wisconsin’s attorney.
Josh Kaul told reporters on Wednesday that Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back by Rusten Sheskey when he tried to open the car door.
The shooting on Sunday sparked a wave of protests in recent days, some of which extended to violence.
Two people died in the protest on Tuesday and the 17-year-old was arrested on Wednesday.
Mr. Blake was hospitalized and is now recovering. The surprise is that his attorney says it will take a miracle for Blake to get back to his normal walking.
The US president has sent law enforcement agencies to Kenosha. Mr. Trump tweeted that enforcement should help fight the looting, arson, violence and lawlessness that are being watched on American streets.
The US Department of Justice has taken a federal move to investigate the shooting. It is reported that over 200 FBI agents and US marshals have been dispatched to the city.
In response to the president’s tweet to the governor about the establishment of the National Guard, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has confirmed that he has approved the deployment of approximately 500 National Guards to assist law enforcement efforts pending further protests and violence.
The protest spreads to several cities in the United States. Those who have covered the protests include Oregon, Portland and Minnesota.
Mr. Kaul briefed reporters on Wednesday of the ongoing investigation into the shootings.
There were explanations of how the shooting took place. The reliable version says it was Sunday when the officers received a call from a woman who said her boyfriend was at the promise and should not be.
Mr. Blake’s lawyers said he was trying to de-escalate this domestic violence when police pulled the trigger.
It was reported that the police initially tried to arrest Mr. Blake with a Taser against him. But Mr. Blake, who tried to open the door of his car, was shot seven times in the back by officer Rusten Sheskey, who has been working at the Kenosha Police Department for seven years. No other officer pulled the trigger.
According to the investigation, Mr. Blake had a knife in his possession at the time of the incident.
Mr. Kaul said the officers found a knife on the driver’s sideboard and there was no other weapon.
The Wisconsin Attorney General has also looked at the recent violence resulting from the shooting, calling it despicable.
He said the people are participating in the destructive activity and are not even from the city of Kenosha or the state of Wisconsin.
He added that these people are causing havoc and not giving the Kenosha’s people the opportunity to peacefully protest, mourn and demand the changes they want to see.
There have been incidents by the white police against black Americans. Sunday’s shooting just adds to the murder of George Floyd, an unarmed black American who died in police custody and which spared both national and international protests.
Charalotte Griffith is assignment Journalist at Chroniclex, Charalotte has covered Business, Politics and many other beats in her Journalism career and is currently living in Cleveland for more than 15 years. Charalotte has appeared periodically on national television shows and also has published her articles many regional publications such as Huffington Post and Mashable etc.