Two Wisconsin police officers are on leave Monday as state authorities investigate why a Black man was shot multiple times in the back as he entered the driver’s side door of an SUV, officials said.
Among the witnesses to the Sunday evening shooting in Kenosha were the man’s three sons, attorney Ben Crump and the American Civil Liberties Union said. The man, identified by Wisconsin’s governor as Jacob Blake, is in serious condition and fighting for his life.
Crump posted a short video of the shooting, garnering almost 700,000 views and sparking protests that led county officials to institute a curfew until 7 a.m. (6 a.m. ET) Monday.
Protesters overnight broke windows and sprayed graffiti at a Kenosha County administrative building and torched vehicles at a nearby auto dealership, according to CNN affiliate WISN. A fire was started at a county courthouse, and officers in tactical gear formed a line to protect a public safety building, the station reported. Kenosha is about 40 minutes south of Milwaukee.