Protests Erupt After Police Shooting Caught on Video In Kenosha, Wisconsin

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KENOSHA, Wisconsin — An unruly crowd of protesters swarmed the scene of an officer-involved shooting in Kenosha on Sunday.

It all started around 5:00 p.m. local time when Kenosha Police Officers were sent to the 2800 block of 40th Street for a domestic incident.

Video footage posted on social media shows the man refusing police orders while it appears the officers shout, “drop the knife,” and “put it down.” Witnesses say the man was unarmed.

The unidentified man then attempts to get into an SUV when at least one officer fires multiple rounds toward his back.

First responders provided aid to the suspect whom they say is still alive. He was transported via Flight for Life to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. The person is in serious condition, police said.

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

The situation escalated into the night where protesters smashed police cars and threw rocks at cops in riot gear. The courthouse was also broken into and set ablaze.

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Posted by CJ TV on Sunday, August 23, 2020

UPDATE: Kenosha Police confirmed thyme was an officer-involved shooting. Working to learn more. *foul language* ORIGINAL: A protest is happening now after an apparent officer-involved shooting in Kenosha. Video of the incident of circulating on social media. We are waiting on a statement from police.

Posted by Kim Shine CBS 58 on Sunday, August 23, 2020

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