Jacob Blake, Left Paralyzed by Officer's Bullets, Reportedly Handcuffed to Hospital Bed

As tear gas fills the air police try to push back demonstrators near the Kenosha County Courthouse during a third night of unrest in Kenosha Wisconsin on Tuesday

As tear gas fills the air police try to push back demonstrators near the Kenosha County Courthouse during a third night of unrest in Kenosha Wisconsin on Tuesday

"He said my son is chained up", Yang added.

As Blake opened the door and leaned in, an officer grabbed Blake's shirt to hold him still and shot him at least seven times in the back at close range, in front of three of his young children seating in the vehicle. The agency said police who encountered Blake were called by a woman who said her boyfriend was there and not supposed to be.

The officers tried to arrest Blake, the DOJ said.

Salvi told NBC News that Blake "did not commit the offenses that he was accused of".

The Kenosha police officers and Kenosha County deputies who were standing guard outside Blake's hospital room have since left, according to Cafferty and the Kenosha County Sheriff's Office.

The department had previously identified Rusten Sheskey as the Kenosha officer who shot Blake in the back with a gun. Officer Sheskey fired the weapon into Mr. Blake's back.

Jacob Blake is reportedly handcuffed to his hospital bed despite being paralyzed from the waist down after suffering several bullet injuries on Sunday. He said he does not know when police would have had an opportunity to speak with Blake since the shooting. It is not clear whether Blake was carrying the knife at the time he was shot.

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The state agency also said Blake acknowledged having a knife in his possession, and said investigators found one on the floor of his vehicle after the shooting, but have not said whether any of the officers responding saw or knew about the knife. His family says he is handcuffed to his hospital bed.

Police in Kenosha have largely avoided answering questions about Blake's shooting, citing the state investigation.

Sheskey is a seven-year veteran of the department, and Arenas joined in February 2019 and Meronek in January. Attempts to reach the officers were not successful.

Rittenhouse, who lives in Antioch, Ill., was arrested there on Wednesday. The shooting was captured on cellphone video and widely shared on social media, sparking protests in Kenosha and elsewhere in the country.

At a Thursday evening press conference, Wisconsin Gov.

Stores were lit ablaze as the protest escalated and turn violent when a counter-protester, Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, three men during the demonstrations - two were killed.

An extradition hearing for Rittenhouse was held Friday morning but a judge approved a delay in the proceedings for another 30 days to allow the family to seek a private attorney.

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