GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation released autopsy results late Monday night, which showed Arbery had been shot three times.
The GBI conducted the autopsy on Feb. 24, the day after Arbery’s death in a Brunswick, Georgia neighborhood.
The autopsy report shows two close range gunshots hit Arbery’s chest: one in the upper left chest and a second in the lower chest near his lungs. The third bullet grazed his right wrist.
“This 25-year-old died of multiple gunshots wounds sustained during a struggle for the shotgun,” according the report dated April 1.
As a routine check, the GBI said neither drugs nor alcohol were found in his system.
The autopsy results appear to line up with the video leaked on social media showing Arbery’s death. At least three gunshots could be heard in the video before Arbery fell to the ground.
The shooting death of Arbery, an unarmed black man, at the hands of two white men has sparked outrage.
The Justice Department said federal prosecutors are considering hate crime charges against Greg and Travis McMichael.
The father and son have been charged with murder and aggravated assault in Arbery’s death.
Travis and Greg McMichael pursued him with guns after they said they thought he was a burglary suspect.
New video obtained by ABC News shows a man that appeared to be Arbery inside a home under construction. A second video obtained by Channel 2 Action News showed him walking away from the home.
The Arbery family’s lawyer said it did appear Arbery looked around inside the home, but he didn’t take anything and was not committing a crime.
“I spoke with the homeowner,” S. Lee Merritt said on “The View" Monday. “He said he had no problem with it, he never complained about it concerning Ahmaud. He didn’t suspect Ahmaud of anything criminal. He received notification when Ahmaud entered his home. People enter his home all the time because it is a popular running route and a seashore home under construction.”
The homeowner issued a statement saying they had nothing to do with the shooting and are praying for the Arbery family.
Here's the full statement:
English Family Statement:
First, and most important, the English family -- the homeowners -- want Ahmaud Arbery's parents to know that they are very sorry for the loss of their son and they are praying for them.
Second, it is crucial to understand that the English family -- the homeowners -- were not part of what the McMichaels did. The first accounts suggested a link between the McMichaels and the homeowners, but there is none. The English family had no relationship with the McMichaels and did not even know what had occurred until after Mr. Arbery's death was reported to them.
After seeing Mr. Arbery’s photo in news reports, Larry English did not even think Mr. Arbery was the person that appears in this video. Even if it had been, however, Mr. English would never have sought a vigilante response, much less one resulting in a tragic death.
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