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Investigators Find Knife in Jacob Blake’s Vehicle, Involved Officers on Administrative Leave

The DOJ’s Division of Criminal Investigation released the name of the police officer who shot Jacob Blake, Officer Rusten Sheskey, who’s worked for the Kenosha Police Department for 7 years. He was the only one to fire their gun and has been placed on administrative leave as well as the other officers involved.

It is still unclear when Blake had the knife because he told authorities that he had a knife and investigators found one in the vehicle. Police say they did use a taser against Blake but it failed.

The press release details that a woman had called police stating that her boyfriend had arrived at her home and he wasn’t supposed to be there. Officers arrived and attempted to arrest Blake, then police tried using a taser to stop him which didn’t work. Next, Blake walked around his vehicle and opened the driver door and leaned in and that was when Officer Sheskey fired his gun. Officers immediately administered aid to Blake and he was then airlifted to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee.

The investigation is being headed by the DCI with assistance from the FBI, Wisconsin State Patrol, and the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office. The DCI aims to have a report to the prosecutor within 30 days of the incident. The Prosecutor then decides if any charges are applicable and if so, which ones. In the event the prosecutor finds there is no grounds for prosecution then the report is made available to the public.

This is a developing story, updates to come.