HARROWING footage has emerged showing cops desperately fighting to keep an unarmed black man alive after they shot him seven times.
Jacob “Jake” Blake, 29, was shot multiple times in front of his horrified children in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Sunday evening.
Viral video filmed from an upstairs window shows the moment Mr Blake is shot as he leans in towards his car door, a white police officer grabs his clothes before seven gun shots ring out.
Witnesses say Mr Blake had been attempting to deescalate an argument between two women before the police became involved.
A male witness told KARE-11 Blake wasn’t armed or aggressive when he tried to break up the fight between two women before he was shot on 40th Street at around 5pm.
Raysean White, a traumatised neighbour who filmed the original footage told CNN how Mr Blake had appeared to be “wrestling” with the two cops who arrived to reports of a “domestic disturbance”.
He was tazered by a female officer before appearing to attempt to enter his car, with his three children inside.
New footage from first responders shows at least five police officers kneeling close to Mr Blake, who has collapsed on the floor.
One or more of them appear to be administering first aid.
The 29-year-old dad’s legs can be seen poking out beneath his own car as the officers scramble to keep the man alive.
A man can be heart shouting: “Ya’ll just shot him for no f*****g reason.”
Another man can be heard referring to the cops as “crackers,” a derogatory term to describe a caucasian person.
Mr Blake is then wheeled into an ambulance and taken to hospital, where he is currently fighting for his life and has undergone major surgery.
The shooting has sparked outrage across the US, as racial tensions rise following the death of another unarmed black man, George Floyd in minneapolis.
Mr Blake’s shooting has seen protests and riots across Wisconisn, with cars and buildings torched by furious protesters who chanted: “No justice, no peace”.
He said: “No matter what [the police] say, it doesn’t justify shooting my son in the back eight times.”
The Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation will investigate the shooting and take the findings to District Attorney Michael D. Graveley while the officers involved have been placed on administrative leave.
Mr Blake is being represented by lawyer Benjamin Crump, who is also spearheading the George Floyd case.
DA Graveley has said the investigation is still in “its earliest stages.”