SHOCKING new police footage shows one of the men accused of shooting Ahmaud Arbery covered in blood minutes after he was gunned down.
The Glynn County Police Department released the footage on Wednesday which showed Travis McMichael, 34, with blood all over his arms moments after Arbery died in Georgia.
The 25-year-old black man was shot on February 23 after allegedly being chased by the younger McMichael and his father, Gregory McMichael, 60.
In the video, police can be heard saying that they know McMichael's dad, who is an ex-cop.
During the three-minute clip, he said: "We've had break-ins. And my gun stolen. And we caught him the other day. I saw him running, running by, and the neighbors pointed and everything. "
When the cop asked who he saw running by, Travis said "him" and gestured towards the road, where Arbery's body was lying in the street a few feet away.
"I mean, I just shot a man. Last thing I've ever wanted to do in my life," Travis could be heard saying, according to TMZ.
"I told him to 'stop, stop, stop' until he hit me," he told the officer as he paced back and forth. "There was nothing else I could do.
"I want it [the investigation] done right. It just doesn't look good," McMichael added, before again claiming Arbery "struck me a few times" in the face.
Towards the end of the video, the female cop asked a stressed-looking McMichael: "Did he [Gregory McMichael] retire about a year ago?"
"June," he replied before asking her for some water.
In November, a GA judge denied the McMichaels' release on bail because he deemed them to be a "danger" to the community after reviewing footage of the elder McMichael speaking to police that day.
The judge told the court there was "significant danger" in the McMichaels' actions based on the footage.
In the video, McMichael Sr can be heard repeatedly mentioning his police connections, which the prosecution said was an attempt to "obstruct justice."
He told the responding officers his revolver is "Glynn County-issued" and touted his experience with law enforcement.
Prosecutors alleged that he said these things "in the hopes that this will impact what investigators were doing at the time."
It just doesn't look good.
Arbery's mom, Wanda Cooper-Jones, was visibly emotional when she viewed the clip for the first time at the hearing.
Both McMichaels men were indicted by a grand jury back in June, facing nine felony charges.
These include four counts felony murder, one count of malice murder, two counts aggravated assault, one count false imprisonment, and one count criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment.
They were arrested by cops in May – two months after Arbery was fatally shot.
Ex-cop Gregory alleged in a police report that when he saw Arbery, he thought he fit the description of someone who had committed a series of break-ins.
Arbery's family said he was out for a jog, alleging the shooting was a "hate crime" and a "lynching."
Source: Read Full Article