Kenosha, WI – A second cell phone video of the officer-involved shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake on Sunday showed the violent man fighting with officers before he took off and ran to the driver’s door of his vehicle with police on his heels (video showed).
The video showed what happened in the seconds before officers followed Blake around the car with their weapons drawn and shot him after he failed to obey commands to stop and drop his knife, the New York Post reported.
It also proved that the mother of Blake’s children was lying when she claimed after the shooting that Blake hadn’t fought with the police officers.
The second video, shot from the opposite perspective of the video that was released the day of the shooting, showed Blake actively struggling with at least two Kenosha police officers at the right rear of his vehicle.
In the video, it appeared the officers were trying to restrain the suspect before he got up and walked away from them.
The new perspective on the shooting lends additional context to the viral video that showed an officer shooting Blake in the back multiple times as he leaned into the SUV.
The incident began just after 5 p.m. on Aug. 23 when officers responded to a call about a domestic incident at a home in the 2800-block of 40th Street in Kenosha, WTMJ reported.
A witness filmed part of the encounter between Kenosha police and Blake on his cell phone from across the street, but that video did not show the suspect fighting with police.
“Then the guy that got shot showed up,” 22-year-old Raysean White told NBC News. “He pulled up in his truck, got out his truck, seen him walk up. His son was running towards him. He was picking up his son. He told his son to get in the grey truck, we about to go.”
White said the next time he looked out the window, he saw “police out there wrestling” with the man who was later identified as Blake.
He said he witnessed a female officer deploying a Taser at Blake, NBC News reported.
That’s when White said he began filming the confrontation.
The video showed two police officers, with their weapons drawn, following Blake around a gray SUV as the suspect made his way to the driver’s door.
“They were also yelling drop the knife,” White told NBC News. “I didn’t see any weapons in his hands, he wasn’t being violent.”
An object could be seen in Blake’s left hand which may have been a knife.
The video showed that Blake disregarded the officers’ commands and kept going until he reached the driver’s door.
A crowd of bystanders was screaming and yelling as officers tried to catch up with the suspect, the video showed.
Then Blake opened the door of the SUV and leaned inside with an officer right behind him, yelling at him to stop.
The video showed that a split-second after Blake reached inside the SUV, the officer directly behind him opened fire.
The officer fired seven shots at Blake at close range, the video showed.
Police pulled Blake to the sidewalk and immediately began rendering First Aid, the video showed.
He was airlifted to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, NBC News reported.
Blake underwent surgery for his gunshot wounds and was in stable condition on Monday morning.
His father told ABC News that his son was hit by eight of the officer’s bullets and had been left paralyzed from the waist down.
He said doctors do not yet know if his son’s paralysis will be permanent.
Much of the criticism of the officer-involved shooting surrounded fact the suspect’s children were inside the SUV when the officer shot him.
“I was freaked out,” White said. “And then I seen the mother of the child that got in the truck, I seen her get the little boy out the truck. He had to be 4, 5, 6 [years of age] or that range.”
Blake’s partner, Laquisha Booker, told WTMJ that she and Blake have three children together and that all three of the kids were inside the SUV when their father was shot.
“That man just literally grabbed him by his shirt and looked the other way and was just shooting him. With the kids in the back screaming. Screaming,” she told WTMJ.
Booker claimed that Blake wasn’t armed.
“That don’t make sense that you treat somebody like that, who’s not armed. He ain’t throw no punch or nothing,” she said.
But the second video that was released showed Booker was lying and that Blake struggled with officers and was taken to the ground before he escaped and was shot.
The initial video by White was posted to social media and quickly went viral, sparking outrage in the community.
Kenosha police have not yet released any details of the reported domestic incident that might lend context to the scene captured in the cell phone video, NBC News reported.
An angry crowd gathered around the shooting scene almost immediately and violent protesters started lighting fires on the street and attacking police vehicles, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is leading the investigation into the incident with the help of the Wisconsin State Patrol and the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office, according to a press release.
The officers who were involved in the incident were placed on paid administrative leave as is protocol for all officer-involved shootings.
The city has endured two nights of violent rioting in the wake of Blake’s shooting.
Watch the incident unfold in the video below. WARNING – Graphic Violence and Obscene Language: