Jacob Blake, the 29-year-old black man shot multiple times by Kenosha police, admitted to law enforcement that he “had a knife in his possession,” the Wisconsin Department of Justice announced in a Wednesday statement.
“DCI agents recovered a knife from the driver’s side floorboard of Mr. Blake’s vehicle,” the statement added.
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel added that “Blake told police he had a knife in an interview following the shooting. It is unclear whether responding officers knew Blake had a knife. Attorney General Josh Kaul in a news conference was asked repeatedly about it and declined to be more specific.”
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The state also confirmed that only one officer fired shots, and named the officer as Rusten Sheskey, a seven-year veteran of the force. (Read more from “Jacob Blake Admitted to Police He Had Knife in His Possession Before Shooting” HERE)