New video shows moments surrounding Jacob Blake shooting
The shooting has sparked two nights of protests and violence
By Suzie Ziegler
KENOSHA, Wis. — Days after cellphone video of the officer-involved shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake went viral, a second video that shows the scene from a different angle has emerged.
In the first viral video, Blake is seen opening a door of an SUV and reaching inside. An officer follows and appears to pull Blake back by his shirt, shooting Blake in the back multiple times.
The second video shows the moments before the shooting on the other side of the van. Blake appears to be engaged in some kind of altercation with two Kenosha police, according to the New York Post.
At one point Blake appears to be lying on the ground before getting up and approaching the driver’s side of the SUV.
Blake was hospitalized in serious condition and is paralyzed from the waist down as of Monday, his father told the Associated Press. The shooting has sparked violent demonstrations in Kenosha since the first video circulated on Sunday.