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Who is Omaha White Hive Bar Owner’s Victim: Everything You Need To Know About James Scurlock

James Scurlock Biography – Wiki

James Scurlock is named as the black protester victim who was reportedly shot and killed by a white ex-marine bar owner in downtown Omaha during a weekend of unrest over the death of George Floyd. The shooter will not be facing charges after prosecutors determined he had acted in self-defense, a county attorney said Monday.

He was 22 years old at the time of death.

James Scurlock Family

James Scurlock’s father, also named James, spoke out and called on the prosecutor to bring charges against his son’s shooter.

“Last night, I lost a son,’ he said Sunday afternoon at the Malcolm X Memorial Foundation Visitors Center. ‘My kids lost a brother. His daughter lost a father. … We want them to go to court”, as Omaha World Herald reported.

James Scurlock in Shooting in the City’s Old Market Area

The shooting took police around 11 PM on Saturday in the city’s Old Market area within a couple of blocks of where protesters had gathered.

Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine announced Monday that the suspect fired at Mr Scurlock during a scuffle with protesters outside one of his businesses.

James Scurlock Shot Dead by Jake Gardner

Moments before the alleged shooting, Gardner was dressed in a gray shirt, backing up away from protesters and asking them to leave.

Then Gardner was shoved to the ground before he fired two shots. Then Scurlock jumped on top of the bar owner. Gardner asked Scurlock to get off of him several times, telling him, “Get off me, get off me, please get off me”, before he fired too knock him down.

james Scurlock Death Reports

Some witnesses said Gardner allegedly ‘taunted’ protesters and went out to the sidewalk yelling ‘n****r lover’. From the video, it’s unclear what happened before the shots were fired but witnesses claim Scurlock – who was with his brother – jumped on the shooter’s back to stop him from using his weapon.

Monday’s press conference confirmed that video evidence and witness accounts appear to contradict the narrative that Gardner was taunting protesters or using racial slurs

Who actually is James Scurlock Suspect Killer, Jake Gardner?

According to his LinkedIn page, Gardner is a retired US Marine who served tours of duty in Iraq and Haiti between 2000-2004, with a history of weapons charges who owns two popular bars and stretching back to the late 1990s, including arrests on counts of assault and battery.

In 2016, Gardner, who calls himself Libertarian, sparked a controversy when he posted on Facebook that transgender women should not use the women’s bathroom at his establishment, unless they have had their ‘appendage’ removed and their identification legally changed.

H opened The Hive Bar in Omaha in 2011, followed by The Gatsby in 2017.

Investigation Reports

Police responded to the call around 11:01 PM after officers reported hearing shots fired near 12th and Harney Street.

“Upon officers’ arrival to the scene of 1207 Harney Stree, they found a male suffering from a gunshot wound. The male was transported to the Nebraska Medical Center where he succumbed to his injury”, Omaha Police Department said in a statement.

On Sunday afternoon Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said the shooter was was at large and still into custody but that any booking or ‘charging decision on that front will come from the county attorney’s office’.

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