KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Two people were fatally stabbed in Kenosha early Wednesday and one person is in custody, according to police.
About 4:20 a.m. officers responded to the stabbing scene, located about a mile north of where protests occurred hours earlier following a prosecutors decision against charging a white officer who shot a Black man in the back, partially paralyzing him.
Officer Nicole Kopp said the deaths don’t appear to be related to the protests that stemmed from the August shooting of Jacob Blake.
On Tuesday, the Kenosha County district attorney announced the officer who shot Blake would not face criminal charges. The announcement sparked small, peaceful demonstrations later Tuesday.