AG Kaul identifies officer who shot Jacob Blake as Rusten Sheskey; knife recovered from vehicle


    At a news conference Wednesday, the state Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation and Attorney General Josh Kaul identified the Kenosha Police Officer who shot Jacob Blake on Sunday as Rusten Sheskey.

    Officials said those police officers were called to the scene after a female caller reported that her boyfriend was present and was not supposed to be on the premises. Police tried to arrest Blake and deployed a Taser to stop him and officials said Blake walked around his vehicle, opened the driver’s side door and leaned forward. Sheskey, an officer with Kenosha police for seven years, fired his service weapon seven times into Blake’s back while holding onto his shirt, according to DCI.

    Kenosha Police Department does not have body cameras. Officials say no other officer fired their weapon.

    Investigators found a knife from the driver’s side floorboard, according to Kaul. A search of the vehicle located no additional weapons.