The police shooting survivor who caused demonstrations around the country, Jacob Blake, has recently been discharged from a hospital in Milwaukee and moved to Chicago’s spinal cord recovery facility.
Blake, 29, is entering the latest rehabilitation period after a Kenosha, Wisconsin, police officer shot him seven times in the back, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
More specifics were not immediately available about his situation. Blake posted a video last month via his lawyer saying that it “hurts to breathe” as he begged his fans not to take their lives for granted.
Blake was shot on Aug. 23 after an altercation with police when he was getting into a vehicle carrying three of his children when he was told to halt by officers with guns drawn.
A representative for Officer Rusten Sheskey, who opened fire on Blake, said he was carrying a knife. Investigators said that after the crash, a knife was seized from the vehicle, although it is not clear whether Blake was at the time brandishing the weapon.
As the inquiry into the shooting begins, Sheskey has been put on unpaid leave