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The Videographer of Ahmaud Arbery’s death case faces a Murder Charge

(William “Roddie” Bryan Jr., 50)

Feb. 23, 2020 – Ahmaud Arbery (25), An African-American young man was killed by two people, Travis McMichael (34), Gregory McMichael (64) in Glynn County, GA.

Until May 7,  protesters raised their voices to seek justice of Arbery’s death, due to lack of arrests or charges made in association with Arbery’s death.  It was May 7, more than 70 days after the incident, that McMichael father-son duo were arrested on charges of murder.

On Thursday, May 21, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation stated that it arrested William “Roddie” Bryan Jr., 50, on charge of felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment.

Bryan took the video on his phone to depict the chase and killing of Arbery on Feb. 23 in Glynn County.

According to police report, Bryan tried unsuccessfully to block Arbery, who was jogging in the neighborhood when confronted.

The 28-second video showed Arbery jogging as Travis McMichael stood outside of a white pickup truck armed with a shotgun and Gregory McMichael standing in the truck’s open flatbed trunk holding a .357 magnum. The video shows Arbery and Travis McMichael brawling with the shotgun before three shots are fired. Arbery stumbled and fell to the ground and died at the scene.

Bryan will be booked into the Glynn County Jail, GBI said.


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