Man shot by police in Kenosha and left in critical condition identified as Jacob Blake
KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A man identified as Jacob Blake was shot by police during a domestic call in Kenosha on Sunday, Aug. 23. A large crowd took to the streets afterward to protest.
Kenosha County declared a state of emergency curfew from 10:15 p.m. until 7 a.m. Monday.
The shooting happened near 28th Avenue and 40th Street around 5:11 p.m., after officers were called for a "domestic incident."
Graphic video of the shooting circulated social media. It shows Blake walking away from police and getting into an SUV. One officer is seen holding Blake's shirt, and then seven gunshots can be heard.
According to the Kenosha Police Department, officers provided immediate aid to the man after the shooting. He was transported via Flight for Life to Froedtert in Milwaukee in serious condition.
Following the shooting, protesters forced out more than a dozen officers guarding the scene. Right before, someone started a fire and an officer was attacked. A CBS 58 photographer was hit in the leg by a brick someone threw at an exiting police car.
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A protest is happening now after a domestic incident turned into an officer-involved shooting in #Kenosha at 40th St. & 28th Ave.— Kim Shine (@KimShineCBS58) August 24, 2020
Police confirm one person is in serious condition.
People on scene say the apparent victim is a man, and father. @CBS58pic.twitter.com/jsg2ANSD28
CBS 58 spoke with a neighbor and county leader about what happened.
"I know he's got kids and a girl. I never had a problem with him. I always see him everyday. Parks right behind me on the street," said Aaron, a neighbor.
"It goes back to the Emmett Tills. We're tired of it. Rodney King. We're tired of it. And right now, this is the wrong generation that this is happening to. The frustration is boiling to the top and we're sick and tired," said Clyde McLemore, Black Lives Matter of Lake County, Illinois.
"I'm praying for that family, regardless of the situation," Rodriguez said. "What happened here tonight highlights that we need body cameras for not just our sheriff's deputies, but our city police department as well."
Kenosha Sheriff’s Department and Wisconsin State Patrol were requested to the scene. The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ), Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) will handle the investigation.
This is a developing story. Stick with CBS 58 on air and online for updates.