Man Who Recorded Ahmaud Arbery's Killing Arrested for Felony Murder

Video Shows Black Jogger Shot And Killed By Two White Men In Georgia

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation made a new arrest Thursday in connection to the Ahmaud Arbery case.

William "Roddie" Bryan, Junior, 50, of Brunswick, Georgia, was charged with felony murder and attempt to commit false imprisonment of Ahmaud Arbery, 25, in February, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) said in a short statement.

Ahmaud Arbery was jogging when he was pursued, shot and killed by two white residents and videotaped by a third near Brunswick in Glynn County, Georgia on February 23, 2020. "He will be booked into the Glynn County Jail", added the GBI. The first two district attorneys in the case stepped aside because of conflicts of interest originating from the fact that Gregory McMichael used to be an investigator for the first prosecutor's office.

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The attorneys for Ahmaud's parents spoke with TMZ following the arrest.

The video features a perspective from a vehicle trailing Arbery and shows him being confronted by the younger McMichael armed with what appears to be a shotgun before a shot is fired, the two men are seen fighting and a second shot is fired before the video concludes.

Bryan's attorney, Kevin Gough, did not immediately return email and text messages Friday.

Gregory McMichael, left, and his son Travis have been charged with murder in Arbery's death.

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Bryan's exact role in Arbery's murder is not yet clear, but there has been speculation that he used his vehicle to block Arbery from escaping after the men who killed him - Gregory McMichael and his son Travis McMichael - pulled up alongside him as he jogged and began harassing him.

A lawyer for Bryan, the neighbor who recorded the video, has claimed he was just a bystander to Arbery's death and was unarmed.

Gregory McMichael retired a year ago after more than two decades as an investigator for the local prosecutor's office.

Mr Arbery staggers and falls face down in the street.

"The evidence says that he went from his home, according to his attorney, and minutes later he was in his truck following Ahmaud Arbery, who was a jogger in his neighborhood, around", Merritt told CNN.

The attorneys representing members of the Arbery family said they were relieved. "We want anyone who participated in the murder of Mr. Arbery to be held accountable". The GBI took over the case from local police, and the arrests of the McMichaels followed on May 7.

The case is also being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice and activists are calling for federal hate crime charges to also be brought against the suspects.

GBI Director Vic Reynolds was also asked Friday about prosecutorial misconduct in relation to the initial investigation into the case.

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