Glynn County

Ahmaud Arbery was chased for over 4 minutes before being shot, killed, attorney says

GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. — Action News Jax continues to follow the Ahmaud Arbery case and will have the latest updates LIVE on CBS47 and FOX30. Click to watch.

Action News Jax is learning new details regarding the death of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Glynn County man who was shot and killed in February while loved ones said he was jogging through a Satilla Shores neighborhood.

Arbery’s family attorney S. Lee Merritt said there is video that shows Arbery being chased for over four minutes by William Roddie Bryan, Gregory McMichael and his son Travis McMichael, before his death.

Bryan reportedly recorded the leaked video showing the moments Arbery was shot and killed, which gained national attention. Merritt told Action News Jax that video is actually more than four minutes long. Only about 32 seconds of the video was uploaded online.


Both Gregory and Travis were arrested and charged with felony murder and aggravated assault in Arbery’s death earlier this month, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, but Bryan was not arrested.

According to the initial police report, Gregory and Travis McMichael told police that they pursued Arbery because they believed he was the suspect in recent break-ins.

A statement from the family attorney will be released sometime Monday.

Action News Jax reporter Bridgette Matter spoke with Bryan at his home after the arrests of Gregory and Travis. He told Matter he and his family are now receiving death threats. He also denied being part of the confrontation that led to Arbery’s death.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates and watch on FOX30 and CBS47.

Aurielle Eady

Aurielle Eady, Action News Jax

Aurielle Eady is a digital content producer for Action News Jax.

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