As Black Lives Matter protests and demonstrations continue across the globe, another black male has been victimized by police.
A white police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin, opened fire at point blank range on a black man who was walking away from him, shooting him seven times, many of which in the back.
The shooting went down on Sunday near 40th and 28th Avenue. Witnesses claim the victim was breaking up a fight when the police were called to the scene.
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. @CBS58 pic.twitter.com/jsg2ANSD28
It’s unclear exactly what happened – but in the footage the black man can be seen walking away from cops, who appear to be asking him to stop.
He approaches a vehicle and attempts to get inside. At that point, one officer grabs his shirt and opens fire. He doesn’t fire one shot, but seven rounds at point blank range.
The victim was quickly flown to hospital and has been listed as being in serious condition.
Jacob Blake was shot in the back 7 times. This is what they’re doing in Kenosha.— Sir Abdur Pricè (@abdurprice) August 24, 2020
Unarmed. And was breaking up a fight. But he gets shot.
This was a shoot to kill. And yet, people will still try to justify this.
YOU CAN’T. pic.twitter.com/gUQFJ8jLcB
Although details remain sketchy at the minute, it appears to be blatant act of police brutality yet again. What could possibly warrant shooting an unarmed man seven times?
A full night of protests and rioting in the city took place following the brutal shooting.
More to follow