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 [Dustin Chambers/Reuters]
The United States man who filmed mobile phone video footage of Ahmaud Arbery’s fatal shooting in the state of Georgia was arrested Thursday and charged with murder in his death.
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.
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Arbery, an unarmed black man, was killed on February 23 after a white father and son armed themselves and pursued him after spotting the 25-year-old man running in their neighbourhood. More than two months passed before authorities arrested Gregory McMichael and his son, Travis McMichael, on charges of felony murder and aggravated assault.
Bryan lives in the same subdivision, and the video he took from the cab of his vehicle helped stir a national outcry when it leaked online. Bryan’s lawyer, Kevin Gough, did not immediately return a phone message.