CNA Staff, Aug 24, 2020 / 10:30 am America/Denver (CNA).
Milwaukee’s archbishop is praying for peace following a shooting by police of Jacob Blake, a Black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Sunday.
“It is with a heavy heart that I received the news about the shooting last night in Kenosha,” Archbishop Jerome Listecki of Milwaukee said late Monday morning. “While many of the details of this shooting are unknown to us, the general public, it is not difficult to imagine the pain, fear and anger felt by all who were present.”
The archbishop said he was praying for the healing of Jacob Blake who was shot by police, as well as “for comfort for his family and loved ones” and “for peace in Kenosha.”
Video circulated online on Sunday of a police shooting of an African-American man later identified as Jacob Blake. The officers were initially responding to a domestic incident at the location, according to a press release later issued by the Kenosha Police Department.
Blake is seen in the video walking away from several police officers, circling the front of his car and walking towards the driver-side door while officers are seen yelling at him and following him, guns drawn.