The man who filmed a 25-year-old black man being shot in Georgia was charged with murder by the state.
William “Roddie” Bryan Jr., 50, was charged and arrested by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation on felony counts of murder and criminal attempt of false imprisonment for filming an incident that showed Ahmaud Arbery being shot in a street. Bryan Jr. will reportedly be booked into the Glynn County jail.
Should Bryan Jr. be convicted for the criminal charges against him, he would be eligible for the death penalty under Georgia law.
CNN prime-time host Chris Cuomo interviewed Bryan Jr. and his lawyer Kevin Gough following the incident, but Bryan Jr. could not answer many substantive questions related to the case.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced in early May that Gregory McMichael and Travis McMichael, the father and son seen in the video, were arrested and charged with murder for the death of Arbery.
Cellphone footage of the event taken by Bryan Jr. recently emerged online, apparently showing Arbery running around a white vehicle before being shot at twice.
The McMichaels reportedly told police they pursued Arbery in their vehicle after seeing him running because they suspected he was responsible for recent burglaries in the area. The father claims his son left the truck holding a shotgun and was attacked by Arbery, according to ABC News.
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