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A new video allegedly showing the events leading up to the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery has emerged online, providing more details about the incident.
According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, who published the new video, it shows a man believed to be Arbery running into a home on Satilla Drive that is under construction. In the video, the unverified person jogs into the open garage of the home, spends several minutes walking in and around the home.
About 4 minutes after the man first entered the home, a neighbor walks outside of his home while phoning the police.
Thirty seconds later, the man believed to be Arbery sprints out of the home and runs further down Satilla Drive—out of the view of the camera.
The neighbor, still outside and having witnessed the man flee, then walks down the street after him and towards the direction of the McMichaels address. Two men, likely the McMichaels walk out of the home, converse with the neighbor, jump into a white truck and drove in the direction of the running man.
According to the report, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is reviewing the footage to determine how the events unfolded before Arbery’s death.
“We are using video to put the timeline together to fill in the blanks of what happened that afternoon,” said Scott Dutton, the bureau’s Deputy Director.
“We are indeed reviewing additional video footage and photographs as part of the active case,” the GBI confirmed in a statement, shortly after the new video emerged online. “It is important to note that this footage was reviewed at the beginning of the GBI investigation and before the arrests of Gregory and Travis McMichael.”
Putting the video in a legal context, former Fulton prosecutor Manny Arora said the entry of a construction site is not necessarily a crime.
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Arora clarified, at most, the unlawful entering or trespassing could be considered a misdemeanor, unless anything was taken.
Here’s more, from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
McMichael, 34, and his father, Gregory McMichael, 64, were charged Thursday with felony murder and aggravated assault by the GBI.
The surveillance video appears to describe what a witness reported to police on a 911 call. At 1:08 pm that Sunday, the Glynn County 911 center received report that a man was in the house under construction.
The dispatcher responded: “And you said someone is breaking into it right now?
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“No,” the caller said. “It’s all open, it’s under construction. And he’s running right now! There he goes right now.”
“OK,” the dispatcher asked. “What is he doing?”
“He’s running down the street.”
The dispatcher said she would send police.
Six minutes later another caller called 911 to say, “There’s a black male running down the street.”
BizPac Review reports political activist Candace Owens responded to the video in a tweet where she urged people to “stop with the ‘just a jogger’ b******t narrative.”
BizPAc Review adds: “She was also quick to dispel claims that she was somehow justifying the incident, or saying Arbery ‘deserved’ to be shot.
“Literally nowhere not once did I say he deserved to die so stop trolling for a response,” she said in response to fellow activist Kaya Jones.
Literally nowhere not once did I say he deserved to die so stop trolling for a response.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) May 10, 2020