Jacob Blake Will Be With His Family For The Holidays

Jacob Blake

Jacob Blake Will Be With His Family For The Holidays

The 29-year-old is recovering from being shot by police in August.

PUBLISHED ON : DECEMBER 25, 2020 / 04:41 AM

Written by BET Staff

Jacob Blake will be with his family for the holidays as he still recovers being shot by police in August.

TMZ reports that Blake’s uncle, Justin Blake, revealed that the 29-year-old will be surrounded by family in Illinois, which is where he is rehabilitating after being shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The family will be celebrating Kwanzaa.

TMZ also reports that while he is still paralyzed from the waist down, he is gaining upper body strength.  

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On August 23, a viral video showed Blake walking towards his vehicle as officers had their guns drawn on him. As soon as he entered the car, one of the officers began shooting him multiple times in front of his three sons. 

He had reportedly been attempting to break up a fight between two women when officers were called to the scene. 

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The officers involved in his shooting — including actual shooter Rusten Sheskey — have since been placed on administrative leave.

In October, Blake was released from the hospital — where, at one point, police had him handcuffed to his bed — and moved to a spinal injury rehabilitation center in Illinois. 

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