Eight holes now are inside the body of a Black man who was shot by Kenosha Police on Sunday, according to his father.
He says his son Jacob Blake, who shares his name, is paralyzed from the waist down, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. So far, no one knows if the paralysis is permanent.
The father is reportedly driving north from Charlotte, North Carolina to help his son.
“I want to put my hand on my son’s cheek and kiss him on his forehead, and then I’ll be OK,” Blake’s father told the Sun-Times. “I’ll kiss him with my mask. The first thing I want to do is touch my son.”
The shooting happened late Sunday afternoon near the corner of 40th Street and 28th Avenue in Kenosha. His three children – all between the ages of three and 13 – reportedly witnessed police shoot at least seven times at Blake while facing his back.
Officers were yelling “Drop the knife,” according to the witness who took video of the shooting, but so far there has been no evidence Blake had a weapon.. The investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice is underway.
“Those police officers that shot my son like a dog in the street are responsible for everything that has happened in the city of Kenosha,” Blake’s father said. “My son is not responsible for it. My son didn’t have a weapon. He didn’t have a gun.”