This undated photo provided by the Kingsland Police Department shows Officer Zechariah Presley. Presley was in jail on Thursday, June 28, 2018, charged with voluntary manslaughter and violating his oath of office, after state investigators said he fatally shot a black man who was running away from him on June 21. (Kingsland Police Department via AP)

The Latest: Lawyers, family of man killed by police to speak

June 28, 2018 - 2:02 pm

KINGSLAND, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on a white Georgia police officer accused of shooting a black man who was running away from him (all times local):

2 p.m.

Relatives and lawyers for the family of a black man shot to death by a white police officer in Georgia plan a news conference to discuss the killing.

Two lawyers representing the family say the news conference is planned for noon Friday in Kingsland, Georgia.

Kingsland Police Officer Zechariah Presley is charged with voluntary manslaughter and violating his oath of office in the June 21 killing of 33-year-old Anthony Marcel Green.

Presley's lawyer, Adrienne Browning, said Thursday that she and her client are looking forward to their day in court.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says Presley was following a vehicle and later pursued Green when he ran. The GBI says Presley caught up with Green, but Green again fled and Presley fired multiple shots.

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10:30 a.m.

Authorities say a white police officer accused of fatally shooting a black man who was running away from him will appear in court at 2 p.m. Friday.

Camden County sheriff's officials say it will be the first court appearance for Kingsland Police Officer Zechariah Presley. He's charged with voluntary manslaughter and violating his oath of office in the killing of 33-year-old Anthony Marcel Green.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says Presley was following a vehicle that stopped at an intersection June 21 when the driver and passenger ran. Presley pursued Green, who was the driver. The GBI says Presley caught up with Green, but Green again fled and Presley fired multiple shots, killing him.

Green's family attorney, Reginald Greene, says Tony Green was "gunned down in cold blood."

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6 a.m.

A Georgia police officer was charged with voluntary manslaughter and violating his oath of office a week after fatally shooting a black man who was running away from him.

Kingsland Police Officer Zechariah Presley surrendered Wednesday to the Camden County Sheriff's Office after the Georgia Bureau of Investigation obtained warrants for his arrest.

A GBI statement says Presley, who is white, was following a vehicle that stopped at an intersection on June 21 when the driver and passenger ran. Presley pursued the driver, later identified as 33-year-old Anthony Marcel Green.

Presley, 25, caught up with Green, 33, making physical contact, but Green again fled, "at which time Presley fired multiple shots resulting in the death of Green," the statement says.

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