JACOB "Jake" Blake’s partner says he was shot seven times by a while cop while their kids "screamed" in back of the car.
His fiancée, Laquisha Booker, has spoken out after Blake, 29, was shot in front of their kids by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Sunday.
A video circulating on social media shows him walking towards a car followed by two officers and one of them shooting him as he opens the car door.
Booker told WTMJ that she and Jacob have three children together – and they were all in the back of the truck at the time.
"That man just literally grabbed him by his shirt and looked the other way and was just shooting him," Booker said.
"With the kids in the back screaming. Screaming."
"That don't make sense that you treat somebody like that, who's not armed. He ain't throw no punch or nothing."
Meanwhile, Blake's family have also spoken out after he was rushed to hospital and underwent an operation.
Demonstrations erupted after Blake's three son's saw their dad being shot as police responded to a domestic dispute he wasn't involved in.
Kenosha County declared a state of emergency curfew from 8pm tonight and Governor Tony Evers called in the National Guard.
"We will not excuse the actions of the Kenosha Police department, but his mother asks everyone to please remain peaceful," one family member tweeted.
The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) confirmed the incident is being investigated in a press release.
The officers involved have all been place on administrative leave.
Blake came out of surgery this morning after being rushed to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, where he remains in ICU.
In an emotional video posted to his Instagram Stories, his dad Jacob Blake (Sr) said nothing "[justifies] shooting my son in the back eight times" as other family members spoke out.
Blake's loved family have retained a civil rights lawyer Ben Crump, who said Blake was helping to deescalate a domestic incident when police drew their weapons and tasered him.
Crump told The Sun as Blake was walking away to check on his children when police fired their weapons several times into his back at point blank range – in front of his kids.
"His three sons witnessed their father collapse after being riddled with bullets," Crump said in an email.
"Their irresponsible, reckless, and inhumane actions nearly cost the life of a man who was simply trying to do the right thing by intervening in a domestic incident.
"It’s a miracle he’s still alive," Crump added, vowing to seek justice for the Blake family
"How many of these tragic 'while Black' tragedies will it take until the racial profiling and undervaluing of Black lives by the police finally stops?" Crump concluded.
A state of emergency was declared in Kenosha County after Blake was gunned down on Sunday evening.
Shocking footage has emerged showing a cop being hit in the temple by a projectile, which was reportedly a brick.
A citywide curfew was issued until 7am on Monday after Blake's shooting triggered mass outrage.
A video showed the 29-year-old dad being shot by a cop at least seven times on 40th Street, while his three sons waited in a grey SUV.
Last night, hoards of of protesters arrived at the scene of the shooting before before descending on the Kenosha police station.
Riot cops reportedly held plastic shields and batons to move people out of the way and used pepper balls as SWAT vehicles remained on the streets, reported KABC-TV.
A TMJ4-TV reporter posted that local cops later deployed tear gas.
Another disturbing Twitter recording shows protesters hurling molotov cocktails and bricks at cops standing near a patrol car as one officer was struck down by a flying object.
Enraged rioters also lit dump trucks and garbage trucks on fire.
Kenosha County was forced to close the The Kenosha County Courthouse and Administration Building "due to damage sustained during last night's civil unrest."
The building was also spray painted during the violent clash.
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