Video footage shows Jacob Blake, a 29-year old black man, walking away from police officers last Sunday. As Blake enters an SUV, officer Rusten Sheskey grabs Blake’s tank top and then shoots him seven times in his back at point-blank range. One account said Blake told officers he had a knife in his possession. Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigations officers found a knife in the driver-side floorboard of Blake’s car and no other weapons were recovered. It is unclear whether Sheskey knew of the knife when he pulled the trigger of his gun seven times. Blake’s three children, ages, 3, 5 and 8 were in the car.
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