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Attorney for cop who shot Jacob Blake says he thought Blake was kidnapping a child after hearing the mother's cries ​

Added 09-26-20 12:17:01am EST - “He also said that Blake had a knife in his hand and was turning towards him with it” - Theblaze.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Theblaze.com: “Attorney for cop who shot Jacob Blake says he thought Blake was kidnapping a child after hearing the mother's cries ​”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

An attorney for the police officer who shot Jacob Blake says that the officer believed he was kidnapping a child after hearing the mother's cries during the altercation.

The controversial police shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, sparked protests and riots from Black Lives Matter supporters who accused the police of acting inappropriately. Blake was shot 7 times and hospitalized with serious injuries.

Police Officer Rusten Sheskey told investigators that he used deadly force because he believed that Blake was going to kidnap a child in the car that he was reaching into when Sheskey fired.

His attorney Brendan Matthews said that Sheskey heard the mother of the child yell, "he's got my kid! He's got my keys!"

Matthews added that the public would have demanded to know why the officer hadn't done anything if Blake had been allowed to get away in the car with the child in the backseat.

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