Brunswick, Ga. (CW69 News at 10) — Newly released videos have recently emerged that may help explain what Ahmaud Arbery was doing at the house construction site the day of the fatal shooting.
Three of the videos are from two months before the shooting.
All from the same night – December 17th.
In a statement released Friday, the attorney for the property owner, Elizabeth Gaddy, says, “the individual depicted appears to be the same young man captured on video inside the house on February 11th.”
The February 11th video from the same place and cameras showing a unidentified person walking in and out of view inside the construction site.
That night, the visitor who the property owner says he cannot identify, didn’t just trigger cameras but also a 9-1-1 call from none other than Travis McMichael who reported seeing a young black male by the home site.
The transcript from that call:
911 Operator: “911, what’s the address of your emergency?”
Voice of McMichael: “We’ve had a string of burglaries. Um, I was leaving the neighborhood, and I just caught a guy running into a house being built.”
Police arrive on scene and joined by neighbors, search for the person McMichael said he saw, but find no one.
The attorney for the homeowner, Elizabeth Graddy says “the property owner and legal team have spent considerably more time viewing the clips…and say they have discovered what was attracting the visitor…It now appears that this young man may have been coming onto the property for water…it now appears that this young man may have been coming onto the property for water. There is a water source at the dock behind the house as well as source near the front of the structure.”
The attorney says though you can’t see the water source on camera, in security video from December 17th that they have studied, the young man appears to wipe his mouth or neck and at one point, what sounds like water is heard, before the person heads off at a jog.
Additional videos obtained by CNN from the construction site show that the home was visited by several different unidentified people on a few different days. The property owner says there was never any damage or theft.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a May 9th statement, “There are reports circulating of additional video footage being reviewed by the GBI as a part of the Ahmaud Arbery murder investigation. We are indeed reviewing additional video footage and photographs as part of the active case. It is important to note that this footage was reviewed at the beginning of the GBI investigation and before the arrests of Gregory and Travis McMichael.”
The property owner never uses the word break-in or suspect.
Franklin and Laura Hogue, attorneys for Greg McMichael argue that he did not commit murder. The attorneys say a very different narrative will be revealed when all the facts come out and that the public should let the situation play out in a courtroom over time before drawing to any conclusions.
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