KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers has vowed to take further action in response to the police shooting of a Black man in the southeastern Wisconsin city of Kenosha.
Evers says the Sunday evening shooting, in which video appears to show an officer shoot and wound a Black man as he leaned into a car, demands action from elected officials "who have failed to recognize the racism in our state and our country for far too long.”
Police say the officers were responding to a domestic incident when a person was shot and hospitalized in serious condition. The shooting sparked protests in which police used tear gas to clear the crowd.
The officers involved were placed on administrative leave.