Suspect 'cornered' Ahmaud Arbery before he was fatally shot, officer testifies

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Ahmaud Arbery, the 25-year-old Black jogger fatally shot in February of last year in Brunswick, Ga., was cornered beforehand, one of the first officers on scene testified Monday at the murder trial.
Ahmaud Arbery (pictured), was fatally shot on February 23, 2020 after being chased by three White men while jogging in Brunswick, Georgia. Photo courtesy the Family of Ahmaud Arbery/UPI | License Photo

Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Former Glynn County Police Officer Ricky Minshew said he spoke with William "Roddie" Bryan, one of three White men charged with felony murder and other charges related to the Feb. 23, 2020, shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, 25, in Glynn County, Ga., when he arrived on scene. Advertisement

Bryan told him he "blocked," "cornered" and "cut off" Arbery five times.

"Should I have been chasing him? I don't know," Bryan said, according to a transcript of Minshew's body camera video read in court.

Father and son Greg and Travis McMichael have also been charged with felony murder.

Other charges each of the three men faces include malice murder, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment.

Arbery, who was jogging in the Satilla Shores neighborhood in Brunswick near his home, was fatally shot after Greg McMichael, 64, and his son, Travis McMichael, 34, confronted him with two firearms, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI).

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"During the encounter, Travis McMichael shot and killed Arbery," a GBI statement said.

Bryan, 50, who recorded the fatal shooting, was arrested in May 2020, along…
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