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Omaha Bar Owner Held in Shooting of Black Protester Has History of Gun Arrests

The Omaha bar owner suspected of killing a black protester this weekend has been arrested several times in the past, including for gun offenses, public records show.Jake Gardner, 38, was reportedly in custody but had not been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of James Scurlock, 22, in a confrontation outside his nightspots, The Hive and The Gatsby.The Saturday night shooting took place as the Nebraska city was engulfed in chaos amid nationwide demonstrations against police brutality sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.An ex-Marine and self-described Libertarian, Gardner has been arrested on criminal charges at least four times, the state’s public records portal

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