AU­THOR­I­TIES IDEN­TIFY KENOSHA COP WHO SHOT BLAKE, SAY KNIFE FOUND

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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.

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