Man who recorded shooting of unarmed black jogger faces murder charges

William Bryan appeared in court after being charged in the Arbery Murder case.
2:15 | 05/23/20

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Transcript for Man who recorded shooting of unarmed black jogger faces murder charges
Now to the death of ahmaud arbery, the man who recorded the shooting of that unarmed black jogger is now facing murder but his attorney insists he didn't commit a crime. ABC's Diane Macedo has the details. Reporter: This morning, prosecutors in Cobb county, Georgia, are promising justice after charging a third suspect in the death of 25-year-old ahmaud arbery. Before his arrest, William roddie Bryan was best known as the man who recorded the last moments of arbery's life but investigators now say he was more than just a witness. I can tell you that if we believed he was a witness, we wouldn't have arrested him. Reporter: After a virtual court appearance he is formally charged with criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment and felony murder accused of attempting to confine and detain arbery with his vehicle as he shot the video. If you are committing a felony crime and that crime ends up in the death of another human being, then that's a felony murder. So we believe the evidence would indicate that his underlying felony had caused the death of ahmaud arbery. Reporter: Brian's arrest comes two weeks after charges were brought against Gregory and Travis Mcmichael seen approaching him on February 23rd as his family says he was just out for a jog. The video shot by Bryan then shows arrive our arbery and Travis struggling over Travis' shotgun before three shots are fired. Bryan told ABC news earlier this month he had no relationship with the mcmichaels and was fully cooperating with the investigation. I'm not proud that I shot the video. But maybe it helps in the end. Reporter: His attorney calls his arrest political. Mr. Bryan has committed no crime and bears no criminal responsibility. Roddie passed a polygraph that effectively exonerates him of any criminal responsibility in this matter. Reporter: Arbery's family attorney says the video shows otherwise. We knew that William Bryan had followed ahmaud, he had used his car to block the path of ahmaud so he couldn't escape. Reporter: Bryan has not entered a plea. During that court appearance he did not enter a plea. As for whether we'll see more arrests in the case the head of the Georgia bureau of investigations is not ruling it out, but that he's confident the people who needed to be arrested have been. Whit? Still a lot of developments. Diane Macedo, thank you.

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