Jacob Blake is a 29-year-old Black American man who was shot and wounded by police on August 23, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
The police tried to arrest him, hit him with tasers twice, ordered him to stop, he refusing. They claim he threatened them saying he had a knife, the video footage shows the police yelling at him to drop the knife. He opened the door to his vehicle and leaned into it when police officer Rusten Sheskey shot at him seven times, four of the bullets hitting him. There was a knife recovered at the driver-side front floorboard.
Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul said that a knife was recovered from the driver-side front floorboard of the car Blake was leaning into when he was shot in the back. Kaul also said that Blake told investigators he had a knife.