A white bar owner in Omaha shot and killed a black protester. He won’t face charges.

A white bar owner in Omaha shot and killed a black protester. He won’t face charges.
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[Ed. – Will rioters jump right in and start looting and burning, or will they mark this location on the calendars for after they finish protesting the death of George Floyd (should that ever happen)?]

During protests in Omaha, Nebraska over the weekend, a black activist was shot and killed by a white bar owner after a fight broke out. The county attorney said the shooter will not face charges because he was “defending himself.”

James Scurlock, 22, was killed by Jacob Gardner, the owner of the Hive Bar and Gatsby Bar in Omaha’s Old Market neighborhood around midnight Saturday in the midst of protests against police brutality and George Floyd‘s death.

The Douglas County Attorney’s Office determined Gardner acted in self-defense after interviewing the shooter and reviewing videos of the incident.

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“There was a consensus… that the actions of the shooter were justified,” County Attorney Don Kleine said during a briefing Monday. “There wasn’t any big disagreement about what happened here.”

According to prosecutors, the incident followed an altercation involving Gardner’s father, who pushed several protesters when asking them to leave the bar.

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