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Protest erupts after Wisconsin police shoot man from behind

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Posted at 7:21 AM, Aug 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-24 07:21:23-04

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.