Horrible moment when Black Lives Matter demonstrator is shot and killed ‘by a white owner of the Nebraska bar’
Horrible moment Black Lives Matter protester is shot and killed ‘by a white man who said he was on a’ military fire watch ‘and taunted protesters by shouting’ a **** lover ‘in Nebraska
- Black Lives Matter protester James Scurlock, 22, was shot and killed outside the Hive bar in Omaha, Nebraska on Saturday
- Video shows Scurlock standing outside the bar before 11pm and then two loud gunshots are heard
- During the clip, a witness is heard to warn Scurlock that the shooter has a gun and shout ‘it’s not worth it’
- Locals claimed Scurlock defended himself after the shooter taunted protesters by shouting a **** lover
- The alleged shooter had posted on Facebook: ‘Just when you think what else 2020 can bring me? Then you have to pull 48 hours of military style fireworks’
- Police said the shooter was in custody and they were not looking for a suspect on Sunday but did not identify the shooter
- Omaha announced a curfew from 8 p.m. for 72 hours. The National Guard will cooperate with the OPD
A demonstrator of Black Lives Matter was shot dead outside a bar in Omaha, Nebraska after a Saturday night night.
Images circulating on social media show that 22-year-old James Scurlock – who is black – is being shot by a man – who is white – outside the Hive Bar.
In the video, a man in a gray shirt appears to be talking to the victim, who is wearing a dark shirt and jeans.
The person recording the video is called to have a gun and says “it’s not worth it.”
Seconds later, two loud gunshots are heard and the videographer quickly dives for cover. Scurlock was shot twice in the neck.
In the video, a man in a gray shirt appears to be talking to the victim, who is in a dark shirt and jeans (left)
Images circulating on social media show that 22-year-old James Scurlock – who is black – is shot by a man – who is white
The incident took place outside The Hive Bar on Saturday before 11 p.m. The murder took place after the protests ended
Police said they responded to the scene at around 11:01 after officers reported firing shots at 12th and Harney Street.
“On arrival of the agents on the 1207 Harney Street scene [the location of The Hive]”They found a man who suffered a gunshot wound,” Omaha police said in a statement. “The male was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injury.”
“The Omaha police are not currently looking for suspects,” OPD added. “Investigators are reviewing all evidence gathered, video, witness hearings, and consultations with the Douglas County Attorney’s Office.”
Police initially said on Saturday evening that the suspect was free, but shortly afterwards Tjhey tweeted that the shooter was in custody.
On Sunday afternoon, police chief Todd Schmaderer said the gunman was still being held, but that any booking or “decision about charging that front will come from the prosecutor.”
Schmaderer added, “And he tells me this will be accompanied by a press conference.”
OPD said there were no police officers involved in the shooting.
Witnesses claim that the shooter “taunted” protesters and was called to the sidewalk as “a **** lover.” The video isn’t clear what happened before the shots were fired, but witnesses claim that Scurlock – who was with his brother – jumped onto the shooter’s back to stop him from using his weapon.
The alleged shooter had previously posted on Facebook: ‘Just when you think what else 2020 can bring me?
“Then you have to go for 48 hours in a military-style fire watch.”
“James was passionate about Justice, but today his fight ended when he was shot and downtown Omaha killed while protesting for the same Justice he deserves,” said a GoFundMe page
Lovers of Scurlock have one GoFundMe page.
“James was passionate about Justice, but today his fight ended when he was shot and downtown Omaha killed while protesting for the same Justice he deserves,” the page’s creator writes.
“May you rest in peace, James.”
The Omaha World-Herald said Scurlock’s family was not ready to talk, but would talk soon.
On Sunday afternoon, Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert said the protest was peaceful, but after the demonstrations, groups of companies began to destroy.
According to witnesses, Scurlock was killed outside a company that had been damaged earlier in the night.
Omaha announced a curfew from 8 p.m. for 72 hours. The National Guard will cooperate with the OPD.
The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information or video of the incident is urged to contact Homicide Unit (402) 444-5656. Information may also be reported anonymously through Omaha Crime Stoppers at (402) 444-STOP, op www.omahacrimestoppers.org or on the P3 Tips mobile app.