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According to NBC, Jacob Blake has filed a Federal lawsuit against the officer who shot him in Kenosha, WI, last August.

“While Jacob Blake survived being shot six times, his devastating injuries are permanent and life-changing,” attorney Patrick Salvi II said in a statement. “The bullet that severed Jacob’s spinal cord has left him paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. Jacob now suffers from an intractable pain syndrome. After various surgical procedures and an agonizing course of physical rehabilitation, Jacob remains unable to return to his job as a security guard and relies on others to assist him with the basic needs of daily living.”

The lawsuit states, “After (Blake) had thrown the knife to the floor in full view of (Sheskey), Defendant SHESKEY continued to pull back on the T-shirt of Plaintiff BLAKE.”

“At a time when Plaintiff BLAKE had visibly dropped the folding knife in full view of the officer, Defendant SHESKEY fired a total of seven shots at point blank range with one hand and fired his semi-automatic pistol with the other,” the lawsuit continues.

Jacob Blake is seeking unspecified damages.

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