William Bryan Biography – Wiki
William Bryan is identified as the man in the car who filmed the two white men shooting an unarmed black jogger Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia on 23 February. He may also face arrest in connection to the unarmed black jogger’s murder, authorities have said.
This is William “Roddie” Bryan – who we believe may have been the third person in pursuit of #AhmaudArbery. If he chased down Ahmaud and filmed his execution, he should be arrested and charged with aiding and abetting them in committing this crime of murder. #RunWithMaud pic.twitter.com/Fjqp0jO1Xo
— Benjamin Crump, Esq. (@AttorneyCrump) May 7, 2020
William Bryan Relationship With the Suspects
The accident comes after Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son Travis McMichael, 34, were pictured Thursday being arrested and charged with murder and aggravated assault for the shooting death of Arbery, 25, in Brunswick, Georgia, back in February.
Bryan lives just a few houses away from the McMichaels, close to where the killing took place.
William Bryan Could Be Alleged In The Murder
At a press conference Friday, the director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Vic Reynolds said William ‘Roddie’ Bryan could be arrested for his part in the murder after he watched and shot the footage of the attack.
“Is there anyone else going to be charged in this case?” Reynolds said the community was asking him.
“I tell you that this is an active, ongoing case and investigation. If the facts take [officers] to make another arrest then they will do that”.
When pressed if this means Bryan will face charges over Arbery’s death, Reynolds would not rule it out.
Ben Crump, an attorney for the victim’s family, called for Bryan’s arrest for aiding and abetting the McMichaels in Arbery’s murder.
‘This is William “Roddie” Bryan – who we believe may have been the third person in pursuit of #AhmaudArbery. If he chased down Ahmaud and filmed his execution, he should be arrested and charged with aiding and abetting them in committing this crime of murder. #RunWithMaud,’ Crump wrote in a Twitter post Thursday.
William Bryan Charged?
Authorities are ‘investigating everyone involved in the case including the individual who shot that video,’ he added.
A memo from one of the former district attorneys on the case said Bryan had joined in the pursuit of the innocent jogger.
“All three men were in ‘hot pursuit of a burglary suspect”, USA Today was reported.
William Bryan Leaked Video
But shocking cellphone footage – taken by Bryan – was leaked this week, showing the two men chasing and gunning down the victim in the street.
The video showed the men ‘ambushing’ Arbery as he tried to run past their pickup truck.
In the harrowing footage, Arbery is seen running at a jogging pace on the left side of a road.
A truck is parked in the road ahead of him. Gregory is inside the pickup’s bed, while Travis is standing beside the open driver’s side door.
Arbery crosses the road to pass the pickup on the passenger side, then crosses back in front of the truck.
A gunshot sounds, and the video shows Arbery grappling with Travis in the street over what appears to be a shotgun or rifle.
A second shot can be heard, and Arbery can be seen punching Travis. A third shot is fired at point-blank range. Arbery staggers a few feet and falls face down.