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Omaha Police investigate Saturday night shooting death of protester

Posted at 1:14 PM, May 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-01 10:36:29-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Omaha Police are investigating the death of a protester who was shot outside an Old Market bar near 12th and Harney streets on Saturday night.

James Scurlock, 22, was shot outside of The Gatsby at around 11 p.m.

Scurlock was transported to the Nebraska Medical Center where he later died.

A police source confirmed to 3 News Now that the suspect of the shooting is Jake Gardner, owner of The Gatsby.

Omaha Police say they're in the process of reviewing all collected evidence, video and witness interviews.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with video or information of the incident should contact the Homicide Unit at 402-444-5656.

Tips can also be reported anonymously through Omaha Crime Stoppers at 402-444S-STOP.

A GoFundMe page has been organized in honor of Scurlock.