According to CBS Chicago, the middle-aged white man made the joke to a courtroom deputy on the third day of trial. “Why did it take seven shots to shoot Jacob Blake?” the juror asked the deputy. He then said, “Because they ran out of bullets.”
Kenosha County Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger notified Judge Bruce Schroeder of the juror’s joke, saying it was in “poor taste and showed racial bias,” per CBS.
Prior to Thursday’s testimony, Schroeder asked the juror to repeat the joke but he declined. The juror reportedly uses a scooter to move around and seemed to be “ill-at-ease” when speaking with the judge, saying, “It had nothing to do with the case.”