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Lawyer says cop shot Jacob Blake after hearing a mother's plea: 'He's got my kid. He's got my keys'

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Police Officer Rusten Sheskey said he used deadly force during the chaotic encounter because he was afraid Jacob Blake, while attempting to flee the scene, was trying to kidnap a child in the backseat of the vehicle.
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Lawyer says officer thought Jacob Blake was trying to kidnap child

Lawyer says officer thought Jacob Blake was trying to kidnap child

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KENOSHA, Wis. - The Kenosha police officer who shot Jacob Blake in the back seven times last month told investigators he thought Blake was trying to abduct one of his own children and that he opened fire because Blake started turning toward the officer while holding a knife, the officer's lawyer contends.
Brendan Matthews, the attorney for Officer Rusten Sheskey and the Kenosha police union, told CNN that when Sheskey arrived at the scene on Aug. 23 in response to a call from a woman who said Blake was at her home and shouldn't be there, he heard a woman say, “He's got my kid. He's got my...
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