Who is Jacob Blake? Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Criminal Record, Shot by Police, Video, Investigation Report

Jacob Blake Wiki – Biography

Jacob Blake was named by Wisconsin’s governor as the man who was shot and seriously wounded by a Kenosha police officer at close range in a graphic scene that was captured on video. The governor says Blake, 29, was shot “in the back multiple times.”

Governor Tony Evers released the injured man’s name, writing on Twitter, “Tonight, Jacob Blake was shot in the back multiple times, in broad daylight, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Kathy and I join his family, friends, and neighbors in hoping earnestly that he will not succumb to his injuries. While we do not have all of the details yet, what we know for certain is that he is not the first Black man or person to have been shot or injured or mercilessly killed at the hands of individuals in law enforcement in our state or our country.”

Jacob Blake Age

Jacob Blake is 29 years old.

Family

A photo shared by WISN-TV and pictures on Facebook showed Blake with multiple children and posts on Facebook indicated that he is a father.

According to the Kenosha News, the shooting occurred in front of the man’s children.

Governor Evers’ statement on Twitter continued, “We stand with all those who have and continue to demand justice, equity, and accountability for Black lives in our country—lives like those of George Floyd, of Breonna Taylor, Tony Robinson, Dontre Hamilton, Ernest Lacy, and Sylville Smith. And we stand against excessive use of force and immediate escalation when engaging with Black Wisconsinites. I have said all along that although we must offer our empathy, equally important is our action. In the coming days, we will demand just that of elected officials in our state who have failed to recognize the racism in our state and our country for far too long.”

A woman named Lacey January wrote on Facebook:

As soon as you think police brutality is over, it strikes again. This time is personal. Not Jake😢
We love you, Jake Blake.
They said you were just breaking up a fight.
They said you had your kids in the car.
The Police shot you 7 or 8 or 9 times and you were unarmed.
Is this even real?!

#JusticeForJacob

🚨Death has not been confirmed so please continue Praying🙏🏾 I know he can pull through by the grace of God🙏🏾

Video of Shooting

The video shows three officers standing with Blake before he walks away from them. Then, an officer with a gun drawn follows Blake to the driver’s side of his car. There are multiple people in the area. A second officer is right behind Blake. Blake, who is Black, gets in the car. The officer, who appears to be white, at least from a distance, then appears to shoot multiple times into the door at Blake’s back.

Here’s a video from another vantage point. A woman named Chyna Smith posted it on Facebook and wrote, “He was just bbq for his son bday they shot an unarmed black man in front of his sons.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKCb5Q8KKkE

The officer who fires appears to be grabbing Blake’s white shirt while firing, and it doesn’t look like Blake turned to face the officer. A second officer has his gun drawn.

Blake’s Facebook cover photo shows officers in a squad car wearing a pig and devil mask.

A former Kenosha alderman, Kevin Mathewson, was one of those who shared the video on Facebook. You can also watch it here. “Kenosha Police Shooting man 7 times in the back,” he wrote. “Why the f*ck you shoot him that many times?” a man shouts at the officer in the video. A woman named Telicia Phillips appears to have first posted the videos. Heavy has reached out to her for comment.

Blake’s most recent visible Facebook post is from May and says, “😱Will Smith just bodied every new generation rapper….I don’t care what anybody says… Y’all (n-words) stink🤢…..🗣️NO TALENT….. 🗣️NO TALENT>.” His profile picture is a picture of Chicago’s mayor superimposed over a scene with cars. He also posted photos of bongs, writing, “My homie got sum ish here cuZZn🤞🤞🤞🤞”

He posted a selfie in a vape shop, writing, “come get what u need bc they got it.”

Police Say They Were Dispatched to a Domestic Incident & Then an Officer-Involved Shooting

Kenosha police have released very few details about how the shooting unfolded. Here’s the full statement released by Kenosha police about the August 23 shooting:

At 5:11 p.m. Kenosha Police Officers were sent to the 2800 block of 40th Street for a domestic incident and were involved in an officer-involved shooting.

Officers provided immediate aid to the person. The person was transported via Flight for Life to Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee. The person is in serious condition.

Kenosha Sheriff’s Department and Wisconsin State Patrol were requested immediately so that the scene could be turned over to an agency, other than Kenosha Police.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice (D.O.J.), Division of Criminal Investigation (D.C.I.) will be investigating this officer-involved shooting. Further media releases will come directly from D.C.I. Inquiries should be directed to [email protected]

The DOJ has not released a statement.

Criminal Record

According to Wisconsin Circuit Court Access online records, a Jacob S. Blake, same age and with an address in the same exact block where the shooting occurred, had a warrant issued for him on July 7 on pending accusations of misdemeanor criminal trespass to a dwelling with domestic abuse as a modifier; felony third-degree sexual assault with domestic abuse as a modifier; and misdemeanor disorderly conduct with domestic abuse as a modifier. A support action was dismissed, and the only other case that comes up is for not having a driver’s license.

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A 2015 story in Racine Eye described how “Racine police say K9 Dozer had to help officers take a man into custody when the man refused to go quietly into custody after he pulled a gun at a local bar.” The man was described as Jacob Blake, 24, of Racine, which makes him the same age as the man shot by police on August 23. The Racine Eye story says he was charged with “one felony count of resisting arrest causing a soft tissue injury to a police officer and one misdemeanor counts each of carrying a concealed weapon, carrying a firearm while intoxicated, endangering safety-use of a dangerous weapon, and disorderly conduct.” Those charges don’t show up on the circuit court website though.

That story further alleges, “Blake and two women were at the Brass Monkey tavern, 1436 Junction Avenue, Saturday when Blake got into an argument with another patron and pulled a black handgun. Blake pointed the gun at the other man, and the magazine fell to the floor. The bartender told Blake to leave, and he did but then pointed the gun through the window at patrons inside the bar before walking south on Junction Avenue.”

Police stopped Blake in a “high-risk traffic stop” but he “exited the SUV and started walking toward officers and ignored commands to get down on the ground,” the story says. That’s when officers forced him to the ground and used a K9 when he kept resisting, the story adds.

Outrage is erupting in the southeastern Wisconsin community, which is located between Milwaukee and Chicago.

Neighbors Said Blake Was Trying to Break Up a Fight

According to the Kenosha News, neighbors said: “police tasered and then shot a man several times.” The man and the officers were not identified.

The Kenosha News reported that neighbors said the man was “trying to break up a fight between two women.”

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