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The Kenosha Police Officer who shot Jacob Blake on Sunday is being identified as Rusten Sheskey, a seven-year veteran of the department.
Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul released more information about the incident on Wednesday. Police responded to a call that Blake had gone to his girlfriend’s home in Kenosha on Sunday, though he was not supposed to be there, according to the initial investigation.
An attempt by officers to use a stun gun on Blake were not successful. Blake then went to his SUV’s front door and tried to enter the vehicle when Officer Sheskey grabbed Blake’s shirt and shot him in the back, according to Kaul.
Investigators found a knife from the driver’s side floorboard, according to Kaul.
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