Newly released 911 call made days before shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery

GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. — Action News Jax is going through a newly released 911 call made by Travis McMichael, one of the men accused in the killing of a Glynn County man, Ahmaud Arbery.

In the call, police said McMichael describes someone poking around at a home construction site on Feb. 11, about two weeks before Arbery was shot and killed on Feb. 23.

“We’ve been having a lot of burglaries and break-ins around here lately and I had a pistol stolen January 1st actually, and uh, you know, he, he’s, I’ve never seen this guy before in the neighborhood,“ McMichael said in the call.

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Action News Jax requested and went through all police reports from the neighborhood where the deadly encounter happened since the start of the year, and found a report for the car break-in McMichael mentions in the 911 call. No other break-ins were ever reported.

Action News Jax reported when a surveillance camera captured a man appearing to be Arbery, inside a home under construction on Satilla Shores Drive, taken on the same day of his death.

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The footage appears to show Arbery walk inside and look around for a little while. The owner of that site said earlier this week that he doesn’t believe anything was taken.

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Shortly after the video inside the house under construction, a camera from across the street shows someone leaving and running down the street. From that point, it’s not long before Arbery was shot and killed.

The 34-year-old’s attorney is trying to get him out on bond. There’s no word on when Travis will face a judge.

Travis and his father, Gregory McMichael, are charged with felony murder and aggravated assault.

Travis’ attorneys Bob Rubin and Jason Sheffield, who are based in Atlanta, are asking the community to withhold judgement until all the facts have been gathered and presented.

The attorney for Arbery’s family responded with a statement that reads in part, “We only wish that their client, Travis McMichael, had provided that same presumption of innocence to Ahmaud Arbery before chasing and killing him. “

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