Jacob Blake went ‘limp,’ thought he’d die during police shooting in Kenosha

Jacob Blake went ‘limp,’ thought he’d die during police shooting in Kenosha


Jacob Blake, the black Wisconsin father shot seven times by a white police officer, said he immediately thought of his children as the gunshots rang out, believing he was about to see them for the last time.

Blake — who was left partially paralyzed in the Aug. 23 shooting that prompted protests in Kenosha and other cities calling for police reform — said he “kinda went limp” when Officer Rusten Sheskey opened fire as he responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at the home of Blake’s alleged victim in a prior sexual assault.

“And all I remember at that point was kinda leanin’ back, lookin’ at my boys,” Blake told “Good Morning America” in an interview Thursday. “I said, ‘Daddy love you, no matter what. I thought it was going to be the last thing I say to them. Thank God it wasn’t.”

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Blake said two of his children witnessed the shooting, which led to no officers

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