Authorities in Georgia say they are reviewing additional video in connection with the death of Ahmaud Arbery, 25, who was fatally shot while jogging t
Authorities in Georgia say they are reviewing additional video in connection with the death of Ahmaud Arbery, 25, who was fatally shot while jogging through a Glynn County neighborhood in February.
The new video was recorded minutes before the killing near Brunswick, Ga., and proves Arbery wasn’t involved in a crime, lawyers for Arbery’s family contend.
The case has sparked outrage and accusations of racism since the McMichaels’ arrests came more than two months after Arbery’s death.
The new video, which appears to be home security footage, shows a man — whom the Arbery family’s lawyers say was the victim — walking down the street the afternoon Arbery was killed. The man walks into the garage of a house under construction. He walks around the back of the house and leaves within a few minutes, most of the time out of view of the camera. He isn’t seen taking anything.
The younger McMichael, Travis, allegedly shot Arbery during the encounter, killing him, authorities said.
According to the police report, Gregory McMichael told officers he and his son first tried to stop Arbery by shouting, “Stop, stop, we want to talk to you!” The father claimed Arbery attacked his son and they got into a struggle for a shotgun.
Arbery fell on the ground and died of his wounds. He was unarmed.
Travis McMichael has said he was attempting to carry out a citizen’s arrest under Georgia state law.