Video Shows Scurlock Trashing Old Market Business


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***Update 6/9/20 -- it seems the video links are no longer working here. You can see the video in question at approximately the 1:05 mark ON THIS VIDEO LINK. (There is so much that is so disturbing in this 3-hour feed, like the young woman threatened with what appears to be a brick at about the 1:50 mark that I hadn't noticed until today as I'm going back through this.)

I was watching this scene unfold this past Saturday night in the Old Market on the Omaha Scanner live video feed. I saw these guys trash this office (RDG Planning and Design at 13th and Howard). What I wouldn't realize until later is the young man most visible in this video would be killed shortly thereafter.

CLICK HERE for my interview this afternoon with Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine, who confirms that young man is James Scurlock, who would be shot later that night by a bar owner a few blocks away at 12th and Harney. We also talk about whether those vandals at RDG would be the same ones involved in the altercation at The Hive, and whether they have any connection to these individuals Omaha police are trying to track down as witnesses to the shooting:

[Since this was posted this afternoon, OPD says the "two males have been identified. We are still attempting to identify the female."]

Justin Wayne, a spokesperson for the Scurlock family, told NewsRadio 1110 KFAB’s Chris Baker today "We've known about this since the night of the event ... and the family has never denied those incidents." He also expressed disappointment in Kleine, accusing him of engaging in potential "character assassination."

CLICK HERE to listen to Wayne’s comments on KFAB this afternoon.

From the Norfolk Daily News this past Tuesday: "Scurlock has a connection to Norfolk. In 2015, when he was 17, Scurlock was sentenced to 3-5 years in prison for burglary with credit for 296 days served. According to court records, he and three others broke into a Norfolk residence in December 2014 and demanded drugs and money from the residents of the home at gunpoint. Scurlock was a runaway from Omaha to Norfolk at the time. He originally was charged with robbery and use of a firearm to commit a felony. The case was tried in adult court."

According to the Omaha World Herald this past Wednesday, the owner of The Hive is not without his contact with the law, including:

--In 2013 he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and theft of services.

--In 2011, he pleaded guilty to disturbing the peace and paid a $200 fine.

--In a 2017 application for a liquor license for The Gatsby (the other nightspot he owns in the Old Market, next door to The Hive) the World-Herald says he “indicated that the only crime he had ever been convicted of or pleaded guilty to was a 2007 charge in Wyoming for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. Applications to the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission require disclosure of any convictions or guilty pleas for any charges, including misdemeanors, felonies and any local ordinances.”