AUTHORITIES IDENTIFY KENOSHA COP WHO SHOT BLAKE, SAY KNIFE FOUND
Three days after a Wisconsin police officer shot a 29-year-old father of six, seriously wounding him, state authorities identified the officer as Rusten Sheskey.
Sheskey, a seven-year veteran of the Kenosha Police Department, shot Jacob Blake seven times in the back while holding onto his shirt after officers unsuccessfully used a Taser on him, the Wisconsin Justice Department said Wednesday.
State authorities said they later recovered a knife from the driver’s side floorboard of the vehicle.
Sheskey shot Blake as he leaned into his SUV with three of his children seated inside. Kenosha police have said little about what happened other than that they were responding to a domestic dispute.
Officers were dispatched to a Kenosha home after a female caller reported her boyfriend was there although he was not supposed to be. Some witnesses said Blake was trying to break up a fight.
No other officers fired the weapons, and all those involved in Sunday’s incident have been placed on administrative leave.