‘I did not see a knife:’ Man who recorded viral video of capturing of Jacob Blake ‘hopes he will get justice’

'I didn't see a knife:' Man who recorded viral video of shooting of Jacob Blake 'hopes he gets justice'

Automobiles have been set on hearth, home windows have been smashed and protesters clashed with officers in riot gear Sunday night time, Aug. 23 over the wounding of 29-year-old Jacob Blake, hospitalized in critical situation after a police-involved capturing in Kenosha. In a broadly seen cellphone video made by an onlooker, he was shot, apparently within the again, as he leaned into his SUV whereas his three youngsters sat within the automobile. Many on the block heard and noticed these gunshots and the commotion. Others have been made conscious via that video that went viral. The person who recorded it mentioned Monday it is what wasn’t seen on digital camera that made him begin rolling. 

Ray speaks with FOX6’s Derica Williams about Kenosha police capturing video

“I simply hope he will get justice,” mentioned Ray, who shot the video seen by thousands and thousands.

Ray mentioned the taping started shortly after an argument between two girls unfolded. 

“He pulled up in his truck and he instructed his son to get within the automotive,” mentioned Ray. “Like, he did not need nothing to do with the drama.”

Ray stepped away to make use of the toilet, and only a few moments later…

“I got here again to the window and I seen three officers wrestling him,” mentioned Ray. “After they have been wrestling him, they’d him in a headlock. One officer had him in a headlock. He was holding his arms. One other officer was punching him in his ribs. They received him on the automotive, and the feminine on the automotive, and the feminine officer tased. After she tased him, they wrestled him extra to the again of the automotive.”

Ray mentioned he began recording as Blake walked across the automotive.

Scene of police-involved capturing of Jacob Blake in Kenosha

“I heard them telling him, ‘Drop the knife’ once I was recording, and searching, I did not see a knife,” mentioned Ray. “I used to be his palms. After they mentioned, ‘Drop the knife,’ I did not see one.”

Then, the video exhibits Kenosha police unleashing a number of rounds on Blake. 

“My coronary heart is damaged,” mentioned Sheila Winters.

Those that know Blake have been stuffed with emotion after witnessing the capturing — left in search of solutions.

“Chaotic, simply surprising — one thing that ought to have by no means escalated up to now,” mentioned Winters. “I am praying that he makes it, simply make it.”

Flight for Life took Blake to a hospital in Milwaukee, the place authorities mentioned he is in critical situation.

A buddy of the household despatched us a hyperlink to a GoFundMe.com web page, the place the funds are meant for issues like medical payments and authorized illustration. It had already reached greater than $120,000 as of Monday afternoon.

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