Georgia Authorities Arrest Third Man in Ahmaud Arbery Killing The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has arrested a third person in connection with the killing of Ahmaud Arbery. Authorities arrested William "Roddie" Bryan, the man who filmed the altercation.
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Georgia Authorities Arrest Third Man in Ahmaud Arbery Killing

Malik Muhammad (center) joins people marching from the Glynn County Courthouse after a rally Saturday to protest the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, Ga. Stephen B. Morton/AP hide caption

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Malik Muhammad (center) joins people marching from the Glynn County Courthouse after a rally Saturday to protest the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, Ga.

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The man who filmed video of the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery in February has been arrested, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Thursday. William "Roddie" Bryan is charged with felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment.

Bryan recorded the video that ignited anger and protests in the Brunswick area earlier this month. It shows Arbery jogging down a residential street, two men confronting him, and the ensuing struggle.

Three gunshots are fired before Arbery falls to the ground.

The other two men in the video, Gregory and Travis McMichael, were arrested two days after the video became public, once the G.B.I. took over the case.

Even as supporters of Arbery's family celebrated those arrests, they called for Bryan to be arrested as well, claiming he was involved in the incident. Bryan and his lawyer, Kevin Gough, have appeared on television recently and denied any involvement or even any relationship with the McMichaels.

But Bryan's name does appear in the police report filed the day of the shooting. Gregory McMichael told police that after he and Travis attempted and failed to stop Arbery, "Roddy" tried to intercept him, according to the report.

In a statement, lawyers for Arbery's parents said the family was "relieved" to learn of Bryan's arrest.

"We want anyone who participated in the murder of Mr. Arbery to be held accountable," they said.