Gardner commits suicide

JaVell Mapp-David, Reporter


After the grand jury looked at the evidence and interviewed witnesses, they announced that Jake Gardner was charged with manslaughter. Gardner was indicted and was supposed to turn himself in on Sept. 20. 

On Saturday, May 30, 2020 Gardner shot and killed James Scurlock. Jake was not charged at the time because it was said by the county attorney Don Klein, Gardner was acting out of self-defense. Everyone has a trail to see if they are innocent or guilty, but Gardner was not even arrested.  

It was all over the news the following day that Gardner had committed suicide.