What We Know about the Jacob Blake Shooting

A man walks by as riots turn into fires after a black man, identified as Jacob Blake, was shot by police, Kenosha, Wis., August 24, 2020. (Stephen Maturen/Reuters)
Key details still have not been released, but a picture is emerging.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE R ioters didn’t wait to hear the full story of the Jacob Blake shooting before torching businesses in Kenosha, Wis. A gun-wielding, 17-year-old, pro-police counterprotester from Illinois has been arrested on suspicion of killing two in the city on Tuesday night. And half a week after the incident, officials still have not released key details about what happened to start it all.

But a fuller picture is slowly emerging. Here’s a brief look at what we know.

It began, as officer-involved shootings often do, with a call to the police. The dispatcher told the cops that a woman had called, and that Blake

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