Omaha Bar Owner Has Died By Suicide After He Was Charged In Shooting Of Black Man

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A white Omaha, Neb., bar owner who was recently indicted for his role in the fatal shooting of a young Black man in May during racial justice protests has died by suicide, according to the man's attorneys. A grand jury returned an indictment last week against Jake Gardner, 38, more than three months after he shot and killed James Scurlock, 22. The shooting took place during a chaotic night of protests in Omaha following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis a few days prior. Lawyers for Gardner said their client, an Iraq War veteran, had received death threats, had hired a bodyguard and had been living in California since the shooting. The attorneys told reporters that he had recently driven to Oregon because of the wildfires and was...

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Omaha Bar Owner Has Died By Suicide After He Was Charged In Shooting Of Black Man

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