Nebraska Bar Owner Charged For Fatally Shooting BLM Attacker Has Died By Suicide

Nebraska bar owner Jake Gardner shot and killed himself months after he fatally shot and killed a rioter in self-defense after the rioter vandalized his business and attacked him.

James Scurlock, the so called victim, got behind Gardner and started choking him after Gardner fired two warning shots infornt of his business words were exchanged and Gardner ends up on his back in the middle of the street when he shot and hit Scurlock in the neck and killed him.

The shooting was first deemed self-defense but after reviewing video and witness testimony, the position was reversed after pressure. Gardner was then indicted on several counts of manslaughter, use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, attempted first-degree assault, and t*rroristic threats.

Gardner was found dead outside a medical clinic near Portland, Oregon, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

According to KETV

Jake Gardner, the man accused of manslaughter in the death of 22-year-old James Scurlock, has died by suicide.

Gardner's attorney confirmed the news to KETV NewsWatch 7 on Sunday. His defense team said Gardner's body was found around Portland, Oregon, and that he did not leave a note.

Police in Oregon released the following information: "At about 12:20 p.m., Hillsboro Police Department officers responded to the 300 block of Southeast Ninth Avenue after a body was found outside a medical clinic. They discovered 38-year-old Jacob Gardner of Omaha, Nebraska, dead."

Gardner's attorney, Stu Dornan, said Gardner was scheduled to return to Omaha Sunday evening.

"The family of Jake Gardner has asked Tom Monaghan and myself to share the news of his death today, at his own hand," he said.

Dornan said Gardner was a decorated veteran of multiple tours in Iraq, saying he suffered two traumatic brain injuries. Gardner said he felt like he was in a war zone the night of Scurlock's death, Dornan said.

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