In 2013, Ahmaud Arbery was indicted for bringing an illegal gun to a school. A resource officer saw the handgun, a Big Bear .380 caliber pistol, and tried to stop Arbery but he took off running. The campus was placed on lockdown during the chase.
Additionally, Arbery has a shoplifting conviction from 2018. He also violated probation that year.
"The man ran through the parking lot. I tried to get him to stop as well. He would not stop for us," said Glynn County Schools Chief of Police, Rod Ellis, in 2013. Arbery, 19, at the time, was not a student at the school that he brought the loaded handgun to.
Regarding the 2020 killing of Arbery, officials say there is a video of him “burglarizing a home immediately preceding the chase & confrontation.” The former prosecutor says video also allegedly shows him attacking Travis McMichael & trying to grab his gun
AJC has published security footage from the under-construction home showing a person matching Ahmaud Arbery walking into the garage & then around the back of the house. He later exits through the front door & runs down the street. Video matches 911 call.