Third suspect charged with murder of Georgia unarmed black jogger


FILE PHOTO: A view shows flowers and a cross at the memorial for Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed young black man shot after being chased by a white former law enforcement officer and his son, at the Glynn County Courthouse in Brunswick, Georgia, U.S., May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Dustin Chambers

(Reuters) – A third suspect has been charged with felony murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black man killed while jogging through a Georgia neighborhood, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) said Thursday.

William “Roddie” Bryan, Jr., 50, of Brunswick, Georgia, was charged with felony murder and attempt to commit false imprisonment of Ahmaud Arbery, 25, in February, the GBI said in a short statement.

Bryan had come forward as the man who shot a video of the slaying that went viral, drawing outrage over the death from celebrities and activists.

Reporting by Rich McKay in Atlanta; editing by Bill Tarrant and Sandra Maler

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