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Omaha Bar Owner Charged For Shooting A Protester Found Dead From Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound, Police Say

The Nebraska bar owner charged for fatally shooting a protester shot himself in Portland, Oregon, law enforcement officials said Sunday.

Jake Gardner, 38, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound near a medical clinic, law enforcement officials said, the Omaha World-Herald reported. Hillsboro police found Gardner around noon. Gardner’s attorneys, Stu Dornan and Tom Monaghan, said he would turn himself in after he was indicted by a grand jury and charged with manslaughter last week, the World-Herald reported. 

Dornan and Monaghan said Gardner felt as if he were in a warlike environment the night he shot and killed protester James Scurlock and had sustained head trauma while serving in the Marine Corps, the World-Herald reported. Monaghan said that Gardner received death threats via social media and text messages after the incident, though neither attorney reported the threats to law enforcement.

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