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Truth About Security Guard Who Was Shot By Black Man Comes Out

After a shooting took place at a private university, a wounded security guard told authorities that a black man attacked and shot him. The community was on high alert, fearing that a dangerous criminal was on the loose. Police were looking for black youth in an attempt to find the culprit. Things could have ended badly for an innocent person, but the security guard finally came clean. No one shot him; he shot himself.

Brent Ahlers was working at the St. Catherine University campus in St. Paul, Minnesota on Wednesday. He had been working there for 15 months but did not have a permit to bring a gun. Despite that, he brought his personal handgun to work with him, then he accidentally shot himself.

Ahlers was not permitted to bring his gun on campus, and when he shot himself he feared that he was going to lose his job. In order to cover up for his mistake, he told police that he was shot by a black man in a hoodie.

After Ahler made his report, more than 50 officers descended upon the campus. The state dispatched four police K-9s and a patrol aircraft to search the area. More than 1,800 students were put on lockdown in their dorm rooms.

"It had residents of the Mac-Groveland and Highland Park communities fearful that a suspect was on the loose and they could be victimized at any moment," said St. Paul police spokesperson Mike Ernster in a press conference.

After questioning, Ahlers finally admitted that he made up the story about being attacked by a young black man and told police he inflicted his own injury. “He was nervous about losing his job due to the fact that he had his gun at work, and what had occurred, so he made up the story to cover what had happened,” said Ernster.

Alhers was fired from his position with the university. The university put out a statement condemning the actions of their former employee.

"I want to be clear that St. Catherine University strongly condemns racial discrimination, racial stereotyping, and racial profiling of any kind," the statement reads. "The statements attributed to the former employee concerning the race of an alleged suspect are deeply troubling and do not reflect our values," read a statement from the university president.

St. Paul African-American Leadership Council president Tyrone Terrill said that Ahler's story is 'sickening'. He spoke to the Star Tribune and said, "He put not only black youth at risk, he put St. Paul police and other law enforcement at risk with his lie.”

St. Paul NAACP chapter president told the Star Tribune that this kind of thing is 'what black people live with'.

"We've been lynched, and we’ve been put in jail to find out later you haven’t done it," said Dianne Binns. "That’s the sad thing about it. It hasn’t stopped.”

In addition to being fired, Ahlers was arrested. He's been charged with the misdemeanor crime of filing a false police report.

Source: BuzzFeed
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