There may be a big twist in the case of the death of Rayshard Brooks and the subsequent torching of a Wendy’s that no one may have expected.
Atlanta Fire investigators are looking for a woman named Natalie White in connection with the Wendy’s arson that took place during a protest of Brooks’ death.
From the Daily Wire:
“Investigators are working with the idea that a suspect in the arson fire that burned down an Atlanta Wendy’s restaurant may be linked to Rayshard Brooks,” CNN reported. “In bodycam video that police released last week, Brooks can be heard telling officers that White is his girlfriend.”
“An arrest warrant has been issued by Atlanta Fire Investigators for Ms. Natalie White,” the Atlanta Fire Rescue tweeted. “She has been identified as a suspect in the arson fire that burned down the Wendy’s Restaurant (125 University Ave) on Saturday, June 13th. Call 404-577-TIPS or 1-800-282-5804 with any info.”
An arrest warrant has been issued by Atlanta Fire Investigators for Ms. Natalie White. She has been identified as a suspect in the arson fire that burned down the Wendy’s Restaurant (125 University Ave) on Saturday, June 13th. Call 404-577-TIPS or 1-800-282-5804 with any info. pic.twitter.com/Xu6W2hgOi6
— Atlanta Fire Rescue (@ATLFireRescue) June 20, 2020
On the bodycam video where Brooks is talking to the police, he repeatedly said that his girlfriend was named Natalie White, the woman who had dropped him off, according to Fox 5 Investigative Reporter Randy Travis.
Rayshard Brooks stated 3 times while talking to the police that a woman named “Natalie White” was his girlfriend
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 20, 2020
Authorities will not tell us whether the two Natalie Whites are the same, or whether Brooks even had someone drop him off at the Wendy’s that night. @FOX5Atlanta
— Randy Travis (@RandyTravisFox5) June 20, 2020
Travis said the authorities are not confirming if the suspect and the girlfriend are the same person.
Brooks was married with children.
Police are saying there also may be other suspects involved. There appeared to have been multiple people involved in attacking the building from the videos.
— 🇺🇸 RealYCruz 🇺🇸 (@realyobanicruz) June 14, 2020
— Skippy Hoggsawalla (@SHoggsawalla) June 20, 2020
Brooks was shot by Officer Garrett Rolfe after he resisted arrest, struggled with both officers and allegedly caused one of them a concussion, grabbed a taser, ran, then turned and aimed it at Rolfe. Brooks had a long prior record of offenses allegedly including cruelty to children, battery, and false imprisonment. Protester/rioters then attacked and burnt down the Wendy’s the next day.