The Georgia man charged with murdering unarmed black jogger Ahmaud Arbery called cops less than two weeks before the fatal shooting to report a man breaking into a nearby home under construction, according to a report.
Travis McMichael, 34, called 911 on Feb. 11 to report a break-in at a construction site just two houses away from his home in Brunswick, according to audio obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“We’ve had a string of burglaries,” McMichael told a dispatcher. “I was leaving the neighborhood and I just caught a guy running into a house being built — two houses down from me. When I turned around, he took off running into the house.”
McMichael, who was breathing heavily at the time, identified the suspect as a black male wearing a red shirt and white shorts.
“It’s vacant right now,” McMichael said of the house owned by neighbor Larry English. “He is in the house.”
McMichael said he was sitting in his red Ford F-150 across the street while relaying what he saw to a police dispatcher, who at one point asked if he was OK, apparently due to his labored breathing.
“Yeah, it just startled me,” McMichael replied. “When I turned around and saw him and backed up, he reached into his pocket and ran into the house. So I don’t know if he’s armed or not. But he looked like he was acting like he was, so you know, be mindful of that.”
McMichael said he saw the suspect reach into his left pocket before entering English’s home.
“I guess he doesn’t realize we’re here,” McMichael said. “He’s got the damn lights on right now. He’s got a flashlight looking through the house.”
The suspect had just walked through a nearby yard when McMichael spotted him, he said.
“We’ve been having a lot of burglaries and break-ins around here lately,” McMichael said, adding that his pistol was stolen from his truck in January. “I’ve never seen this guy before in the neighborhood.
Murdered jogger may have had previous run-in with alleged killersUp to four of McMichael’s neighbors were already searching for the suspect, McMichael said. One of them, Diego Perez, said he armed himself before leaving his home to search for the man, as did McMichael’s 64-year-old father, Gregory McMichael, Perez told the newspaper.
Security cameras installed by English in his home notified him when Travis McMichael dialed 911 that evening — just 12 days before he allegedly fired shotgun blasts at close range that killed Arbery, 25. English has said nothing was taken from his home, according to the Journal-Constitution.
The McMichaels have been charged with felony murder and aggravated assault in Arbery’s Feb. 23 shooting death. Gregory McMichael told cops he thought Arbery was a burglar while claiming his son shot him in self-defense as they grappled over a shotgun.
6 thoughts on “Accused Ahmaud Arbery gunman called cops 12 days before fatal shooting”
Fauci is scary. Didn’t he visit Wuhan China in 2015 and again in 2017? That is the report I read. Why isn’t he giving statistics on other illnesses in our country, now. How does he know we are opening too soon, when we shouldn’t have been shut down to begin with. He has never given anything but conflicting numbers on Corona victims.What is the deal about schools and churches?. Why isn’t CDC using current , available tools for disinfecting? Just wondering
Why are you editing my comment? Do you know anything about free speech?
No guns, no death. The earlier 911 is and was crap. Let’s see–young buck has trouble with a skinny runner. The only thing missing is a white sheet. BUT it is for the courts to decide no matter who protests or slants the story.
Travis McMichael intentionally implied that the suspect could be armed, so the cops would be trigger happy and may could have killed the alleged black man 2 weeks prior to the killing. Travis McMichael didn’t seem to be concerned about white people entering the house. Travis McMichael wasn’t the home owner. The father by taking up arms and leaping into the back of the truck and the son getting into the truck were cop wannabes setting up arbery to try to make it look like self defense of Travis McMichael and Gregory McMichael. It was murder. You can even see that arbery wasn’t carrying anything and didn’t have the burglar backpack on. They were just extremely racist. They are not innocent people. The son tried to get someone murdered by cop earlier and that black person had way more hair on his head than arbery. I don’t think it was the same black man on the videos.
It obviously wasn’t Mr. Arbery, but I guess all African-American men look alike to you racist hicks!
that was perfect