A white Minnesota security officer confessed that he made up a story about a black man shooting him to cover up the fact that he himself, officials said earlier this week.

Brent Patrick Ahlers, a security officer for St. Catherine University, now faces charges for filing a false police, reports the Star Tribune. He was released from jail Thursday after being booked.

“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,” police spokesman Mike Ernster told local media Wednesday.

Via Daily Caller