Nebraska bar owner charged with shooting black protester dies by apparent suicide

The white bar owner accused of killing a 22-year-old black protester in Omaha, Nebraska, died by apparent suicide on Sunday, according to local authorities.

Jake Gardner’s body was found in Portland, Oregon, less than a week after a grand jury indicted him on charges of manslaughter, attempted first-degree assault, terroristic threats, and use of a firearm in connection with a felony linked to the shooting death of James Scurlock, a 22-year-old black man who was participating in the George Floyd protests on May 30.

Stu Dornan, an attorney for Gardner, said that his client was expected to return from Portland on Sunday evening to
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