Mr. Gardner defended himself from rioters earlier this year in Omaha. He was charged with murder for protecting his own life. Sunday he took his own life instead of letting the state ruin it.
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – Jake Gardner, accused of manslaughter for the shooting death of James Scurlock this summer, has died by suicide according to Gardner’s attorney, Stu Dornan.
A warrant for Gardner’s arrest was issued after a grand jury indicted him for manslaughter and other charges related to the death of James Scurlock. Gardner did not turn himself in after the warrant was issued.
Gardner was in Oregon. He was supposed to turn himself in today.
Gardner, 38, was also facing charges of attempted first-degree assault, threats and using a weapon while committing a felony.