An arrest warrant has been issued for Rayshard Brooks' girlfriend, Natalie White, a suspect in the torching of the Wendy's restaurant where Brooks was gunned down by a police officer.
White, 29, was captured on cellphone video allegedly pouring an accelerant into the restaurant before it burned to the ground following peaceful protests on the night of June 13.
White faces charges of arson in the first degree, the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department said on Saturday.
Police responded to a call about a man asleep behind the wheel of a car in the Wendy's drive-thru lane.
In police body cam footage, Brooks said White was his girlfriend.
"Natalie White, she's my girlfriend," he told the officers. He explained that she dropped him off at the restaurant and then walked to her home a few blocks away.
He said when police arrived, he backed the car into a parking space but he did not drive the car to the restaurant.
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
Brooks was shot multiple times as he fled from the police officers who attempted to arrest him for a suspected DUI.
Surveillance video shows Brooks turn and fire the taser at the pursuing officer who shot him twice in the back.
Officer Garrett Rolfe was fired from the police force and charged with 11 criminal counts including felony murder and aggravated assault.
Brooks' wife, Tomika Miller, was gifted with a new car to help her get around with her four children, 13-year-old step-son Mekai, and daughters Blessing, 8, Memory, 2, and Dream, 1.