Suspected killer Travis McMichael apparently called slain jogger Ahmaud Arbery a derogatory slur after a shooting that left the Georgia man dead.
Lead Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent Richard Dial testified Tuesday afternoon that William “Roddie” Bryan, a man who filmed the shooting death of Arbery, told police that Travis McMichael said “f***ing n***er,” after shooting 25-year-old Arbery three times.
“Travis McMichael said he knew from 30 to 40 yards away that Arbery wasn’t going to surrender,” Dial said.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, video taken by Bryan showed retired district attorney investigator Gregory McMichael and his son, Travis McMichael, chase Arbery for several minutes around the Satilla Shores neighborhood in Brunswick, while in their truck, before blocking him and killing him in February.
Despite the evidence, Glynn County authorities didn’t make an arrest until months later, when the Georgia Bureau of Investigation intervened.
Dial testified that the McMichaels did not call 911 while they were pursuing Arbery. Dial also said that Travis McMichael admitted during police questioning in February that he fired three shots during a confrontation with Arbery, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Father and son suspects appeared via video during Thursday’s hearing in front of Glynn County Chief Magistrate Judge Wallace Harrell. Bryan waived his right to appear.
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[Feature Photo: Ahmaud Arbery/Handout; Greg and Travis McMichael/Facebook]