Photo by Mike De Sisti / Milwaukee Journal Sentinal
Photo by Mike De Sisti / Milwaukee Journal Sentinal

The shooting of a Black man by Wisconsin police on Sunday night was captured on video, sparking immediate social media backlash, protests and a state Department of Justice investigation.

Police deployed tear gas early Monday in an effort to disperse hundreds of people who took to the streets following the incident.

Officers from Kenosha Police Department responded to a domestic incident shortly after 5 p.m. and “were involved in an officer involved shooting,” KPD said in a news release. The man who was shot, identified by Gov. Tony Evers as Jacob Blake, was airlifted to a Milwaukee hospital and in serious condition, police said.

On Twitter, Evers said he and his wife are hoping for Blake’s recovery. 

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