Our live coverage of the Kenosha protests following the shooting of Jacob Blake has ended for tonight. Here's a round-up of the latest events:
August 25 Jacob Blake protests news
By Meg Wagner and Mike Hayes, CNN
One person has died following an overnight shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, according to a report in the New York Times.
Two other people were also shot.
Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth told the New York Times that shots rang out along a street near a gas station early Wednesday morning.
Beth said the sheriff's office is investigating whether the shooting had resulted from a conflict between demonstrators and a group of men with weapons who were protecting businesses.
CNN has reached out to Kenosha Police as well as the Kenosha County Sheriff's Office to independently confirm details surrounding the shooting.
A third consecutive night of unrest is unfolding in Kenosha, Wisconsin, nearly two hours after the 8 p.m. curfew took effect.
Police were heard on a bullhorn telling a group of protesters at the Kenosha Courthouse that they were taking part in an "unlawful assembly."
Earlier Tuesday, protesters gathered at the Kenosha County Courthouse and attempted to tear down a fence around the building.
Dozens of police officers were seen in riot gear coming out of the front door.
The police fired tear gas into the crowd of protesters.
A CNN team saw either officers or guardsmen perched on the roof of the courthouse shooting pellets down at rowdy protesters.
Currently, there are around 50 guardsman stretching the length of the block on their side of the fence.
Police have not given a reason for why they shot Jacob Blake, Blake's attorney Ben Crump told CNN's Sara Sidner.
"Right now, the police haven't said none of what their reason was for shooting him seven times in the back," Crump said.
Instead, police officers were trying to obtain statements from Blake's family, Crump said.
Crump also asked several questions of the officers involved in Blake's shooting:
"'Well, why don't you tell us what you did to justify using this force? What kind of de-escalation did you use? What kind of training did you follow? What was it that made you shoot at least seven times in his back at point-blank range while his three boys were in the car watching their father get executed?'"
Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth asked residents to obey the 8 p.m. curfew tonight, following a night of protests over the shooting of Jacob Blake.
Blake was shot multiple times by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He has been paralyzed, his family's attorneys said.
The shooting has spurred protests and unrest in the state, prompting Gov. Tony Evers to declare a state of emergency on Tuesday and the deployment of an additional 125 Wisconsin National Guard troops to Kenosha.
After demonstrators torched cars and set buildings ablaze on Monday night, Blake's mother called for peaceful protests and said her son would not be pleased with "the violence and the destruction."
“If you want to protest peacefully, by all means go out and do it. It’s your right,” Beth said in a written statement on Tuesday. “But don’t be a part of this destructive force that’s burning our community."
Beth wrote that he expects Tuesday to be “another very challenging night,” but noted that there will be an increase in law enforcement presence.
“People are frustrated, I get it. And they’re scared. I certainly get that, too,” Beth said. “Don’t be a part of this destructive force that’s burning our community. That’s not a productive path to justice."
CNN's Nicole Chavez, Eliott C. McLaughlin and Christina Maxouris contributed to this report.
The US Justice Department and FBI agents in Wisconsin are now reviewing the circumstances surrounding the police shooting of a Black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin, a federal law enforcement source tells CNN.
Federal investigators are gathering information in order to determine whether a federal civil rights investigation will be launched, the source said.
Police shot Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, at close range Sunday evening as he tried to enter an SUV. He remains in the hospital in stable condition.
Some context: The announcement by federal officials of their involvement makes it the third concurrent review into the circumstances surrounding the shooting of Blake. As CNN has previously reported, Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley's office is investigating the shooting, as is the Wisconsin Justice Department's Division of Criminal Investigation.
After a team meeting that lasted hours and was centered around the Sunday shooting of Jacob Blake by a Kenosha, Wisconsin, police officer, the Detroit Lions canceled practice Tuesday.
Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford praised head coach Matt Patricia and the coaching staff for opening the floor during the team meeting and said the conversations among players continued in the Lions locker room after a 45-minute break. Ultimately, the team decided to cancel practice.
“Football is the last thing on our mind, to be honest with you,” Stafford told reporters. “The biggest thing for us is how do we get our voices heard. You know, we have a lot of guys in this locker room with a lot to say and... it was great to give them that platform and let those guys talk. It was really cool to be a part of, a team thing that was so unified. We’re all just trying to figure out a way to make a change and help out. The last thing we thought about was playing football.”
“It’s just important for people to understand that, yes, we’re football players; we’re at camp, we’re in the bubble. But, we have brothers, we have sons, we have fathers, we have cousins, nephews that... they’re not in camp. They’re not in a bubble. They really have to go and deal with real world situations," Lions Defensive End Trey Flowers said.
Jacob Blake's father described his anguish over the shooting at a news conference Tuesday.
"They shot my son seven times like he didn't matter, but my son matters," Jacob Blake Sr. said.
"He is a human being, and he matters," he added. "I would like to thank everyone for coming out to support my son with this senseless attempted murder that was committed on him."
Blake Family Attorney Ben Crump called for prosecutors to arrest the officer who shot Jacob Blake.
"We are demanding that the prosecutor arrest the officer who shot Jacob Blake, and we also are asking that these officers who violated the policies and their training be terminated immediately," Crump said at a news conference Tuesday.
When asked why police violence keeps happening, Crump said it is because of "deliberate indifference."
"People question why we have to say 'Black Lives Matter' –– this is why. Because Julia and Jacob Sr.'s son was not treated with the humanity that we often give our white brothers and sisters. And it has to stop, and it has to stop at the highest levels of our government," he said.
He called for police, prosecutors and judges to take action to stop incidents like this from happening. He pointed to other examples such as the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, adding, "we cannot turn a blind eye to the deliberate indifference."