KENOSHA, Wis. (SPECTRUM NEWS) -- Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul on Wednesday said Jacob Blake was facing charges stemming from a domestic dispute in May when he was shot in the back seven times by Kenosha Police Officer Rusten Sheskey.
Police responded to a 911 call on Aug. 23 from a woman who said her boyfriend was not supposed to be on the premises based on what allegedly happened months earlier, officials said. Officers tried to arrest Blake by tasing him, but were unsuccessful, officials said.
Kaul said Blake tried to get into his vehicle, where a knife was found, but Kaul would not confirm if Blake was holding the knife. Kaul said it was after this timeline of events that Sheksey shot Blake seven times in the back while holding on to him.
Blake on July 6 was charged with criminal trespassing, third-degree sexual assault, and disorderly conduct from a May incident.
In that previous incident, an officer was called on May 3 to the victim's Kenosha home. She reported her ex-boyfriend broke in, stole her car, car keys, and a debit card before leaving the scene, according to a criminal complaint.
The victim told police that the previous evening she went to a party in Milwaukee at about 8 p.m. in a rented car. Her sister was watching her three children while she was out. She said she returned home at 4:11 a.m. Her sister and children were sleeping on the couch, so she went to sleep in a bedroom. She alleges that she woke up at 6 a.m. and saw Blake standing over her, according to the criminal complaint.
According to the complaint, she alleges that Blake sexually assaulted her before leaving the room. After collecting herself, she ran after Blake and noticed her car was missing and then went back inside and noticed keys to her Ford Explorer 2002 and her debit card were not there, according to the complaint. She said she called 911.
The victim also alleged two fraudulent withdraws from her back account made on May 3, according to the complaint. A day later on May 4, the victim told police her truck had been returned undamaged.