US police shoot unarmed Black man in front of his Children [Photos]

US police shoot unarmed Black man in front of his Children [Photos]

Jacob Blake and family

A Black man identified as Jacob Blake, is fighting for his life after he was shot by a police officer in Wisconsin, in the United States.

A graphic video purported to be of the shooting and posted on Facebook shows at least two police officers following the man with guns drawn as he walks from the passenger side of a grey vehicle to the driver’s side.

When the man opened the door of the vehicle and tries to get in, one of the officers is seen grabbing him by the T-shirt. The officer points his gun at the man as he holds on to the man’s T-shirt. At least seven gunshots are heard, and the man appears to go limp in the vehicle, the car horn blaring.

Police said they were called to the address to deal with a domestic disturbance, but it is unclear who called or what happened before the video recording began. Police also said officers immediately began to render aid Jacob Blake was transported via Flight for Life to Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, in serious condition.

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Wisconsin Governor, Tony Evers in a Statement said Blake was critically injured when he was shot multiple times. “Tonight, Jacob Blake was shot in the back multiple times, in broad daylight, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Kathy and I join his family, friends, and neighbors in hoping earnestly that he will not succumb to his injuries. While we do not have all of the details yet, what we know for certain is that he is not the first Black man or person to have been shot or injured or mercilessly killed at the hands of individuals in law enforcement in our state or our country,” Evers said in his statement.

Speaking on the event, an attorney for Blake’s family, Benjamin Crump, tweeted: “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!!”

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