GA: Arbery’s killer testifies he wasn’t under threat during pickup chase

Source: USA Today

“The man seen on video fatally shooting Ahmaud Arbery acknowledged Thursday that Arbery did not threaten him during the chase and that he could’ve stopped following him before the fatal shooting. Travis McMichael also told prosecutors that he did not tell police some of the details about the pursuit that he shared in court on Wednesday. … McMichael told the jury there was a possibility Arbery was armed but agreed with Dunikoski that Arbery did not threaten him or brandish a weapon. … Attorneys for McMichael and his dad, Gregory, have argued that the two men chased Arbery in their pickup truck because they wanted to detain him for police. They said they saw him running in their neighborhood and believed he was responsible for recent break-ins. Attorneys contend that Travis McMichael shot him in self-defense.” (11/18/21)