Officials announced Thursday that the man who filmed video of two white men fatally shooting an unarmed a black man who was jogging down a road, has now also been arrested on murder charges. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.50 year-old William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. is expected to face charges of felony murder and criminal intent to commit false imprisonment in connection with the killing of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery.
Bryan Jr. is the third man to be arrested in connection with the Feb. 23 fatal shooting. Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son Travis McMichael, 34, were arrested and charged with murder and aggravated assault earlier this month after the video Bryan filmed of the Feb. 23 fatal shooting was made public. Bryan is a neighbor of the McMichaels and lives within a mile of where Arbery was fatally shot. Bryan followed the father and son in his own vehicle as they chased Arbery down the road. The two men told police that they believed Arbery was a suspect in a string of break-ins in the neighborhood. Bryan “attempted to block” Arbery when he tried to run back in the direction he came from after Travis McMichael attempted to cut him off in his vehicle.
In a statement on Thursday, attorneys said Arbery’s family was “relieved” to learn about Bryan’s arrest and thanked the Bureau of Investigation for their work on the case.
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