Georgia cops investigating neighbor who filmed Ahmaud Arbery shooting – despite clip bringing nationwide attention – The Sun

THE neighbor who filmed the fatal shooting an unarmed black jogger may also face arrest in connection to the murder investigation, authorities have said.

William Bryan filmed footage which allegedly shows Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son Travis McMichael, 34, shooting dead Ahmaud Arbery, 25, in Brunswick, Georgia, on February 23.

The investigation into the killing, which took place on February 23, appeared stalled by local authorities until the footage was leaked and shared widely on social media, prompting outrage around the nation.

The public outrage over what the video showed prompted the Georgia Bureau of Investigations to get involved.

At a press conference this afternoon, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation described how it only took 36 hours to find "probable" cause for felony murder charges against the McWilliams.

Cops armed with rifles arrested and cuffed the McMichaels at their $280,000 two-bed property in Brunswick.

They made their first court appearance this afternoon via a video link from inside the Glynn County jail after they were charged with murdering Ahmaud Arbery.

But it was revealed today the agency's director, Vic Reynolds, said at a news conference Bryan is also being investigated.

He said: "We're going to go wherever the evidence takes us.

"Let's say, hypothetically, if we believe tomorrow or in a week or three weeks there's probable cause for an arrest, then we'll do it.

"If we don't believe there is, then we won't."

He added that the video is a "very important piece of evidence".

Earlier President Donald Trump spoke out about the "very disturbing" footage of the deadly shooting and said law enforcement was "gonna do what's right". 

His daughter Ivanka also tweeted about "why it seemingly took months, the release of a video and corresponding public outrage to catalyse action'”. 

Arbery was jogging in February when the two men confronted him before shooting him. 

At the time Gregory told detectives at the time of the killing they believed Arbery was involved in "recent home burglaries," which is why they followed him.

But there is no evidence to suggest that Arbery was responsible for any burglaries in the area and the Glynn County Police Department said.

There were no reports involving burglaries or home break-ins in the Satilla Shores neighborhood between January 1 and February 23.


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