A third suspect has been arrested for the case that has ignited nationwide outrage and roused activists that are comparing the death of the unarmed black jogger, Ahmaud Arbery, 25, to the deeply rooted racism in parts of the United States.
According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Investigators in Georgia have arrested William Bryan Jr, 50, on Thursday, who filmed the deadly firing. A press conference regarding this was scheduled on Friday.
Retired police officer Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son Travis, 34, were arrested two weeks ago, for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery on February 23, after the video shot by Bryan was released.
Gregory McMichael worked as an investigator in the local district attorney’s office long ago. As stated in the original police report, Gregory McMichael has claimed that he thought Arbery was a burglar that was trying to escape the scene of a nearby break-in.
Ahmaud Arbery’s family says that he simply went out for a jog and became the victim of a hate crime.
The video was seen by President Donald Trump himself and he called it “very disturbing”.
The US Justice Department has been asked by the Georgia’s state attorney general to further investigate the case.