United States man who filmed Arbery shooting video charged with murder

A white and orange cross with an'A on it stands stuck in the ground along United States Highway 17 at the entrance of the Satilla Shores neighbourhood where Ahmaud Arbery an unarmed young black man was killed

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said 50-year-old William "Roddie" Bryan was arrested on charges of felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment.

Since the McMichaels' arrests, several videos have been released regarding the investigation including footage inside the construction site where Arbery was accused by the McMichaels of breaking into on the day of his death.

The 28-second video showed Arbery jogging as Travis McMichael stood outside of a white pickup truck armed with a shotgun and Gregory McMichael, a former police officer stood in the truck's open flatbed trunk holding a. 357 magnum.

Gregory McMichael told police he believed that Mr Arbery resembled the suspect in a series of local break-ins.

Bryan initially claimed he was being a good Samaritan by recording Arbery's death, though that description quickly came under scrutiny.

A tussle follows and the younger Mr McMichael appears to fire a gun at point blank range at Mr Arbery, who falls to the street. Two outside prosecutors assigned the case have also stepped aside. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation chose to charge Bryan as they believe he purposely tried to block Arbery with his vehicle as he tried to flee from the McMichaels.

However, Mr Bryan told a local TV station that he "had nothing to do with it" and was in "complete shock".

The attorneys for Arbery's mother and father said the family was "relieved" to learn of Bryan's arrest.

Gregory and Travis McMichael were arrested and charged on May 7 after cellphone video of the chase and killing of Arbery, taken by William Bryan, was leaked onto social media two days earlier. "Nor did William "Roddie" Bryan have any conversation with anyone else that day prior to the shooting about criminal activity in the neighborhood". "I hope that it, in the end, brings justice to the family and peace to the family".

"If there wasn't a tape, then we wouldn't know what happened", he said.



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