Father and his Son Arrested for Killing Ahmaud Arbery
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After footage of the incident caused public outrage, a white man, a father and his son suspected of murdering an unarmed black man in Georgia in February were arrested. The Georgia Investigation Bureau reported that Gregory McMichael, 64, and Travis McMichael, 34, were arrested at the death of Ahmaud Arbery. Both men face charges of attempted murder and assault.
Arbery, 25 guns down in Brunswick, a midway coastal town between Savannah, Georgia, and Jacksonville, Florida, on the 23rd of February, as he runs through the Satilla Shores district. His family states he is out jogging, while the McMichaels states he is a burglar.
Video publishes Tuesday by lawyers for the family of Arbery appears to indicate an altercation between a group of people before what belives the fatal shooting. Gregory McMichael first sees Arbery on foot “hauling butt” down Satilla Road, according to a Glynn County police report, and instantly assumes he is a burglar who sees hitting the neighbourhood recently. Using a.357 Magnum, Gregory McMichael prepared himself, and his son took a shotgun. They hopped into their boat, pursuing Arbery. Police said a third man, described as a neighbour, entered the chase and jumped into the truck for the McMichaels.
Police Report the Series of Events
The police report did not indicate whether Arbery was carrying a gun, but family lawyers say he was unarmed. Arbery sees running down a road in the video as a white pickup truck stops up in front of him. Arbery pushes the engine back. The video indicates Arbery and another man, as shots fire, appearing to tussle.
NBC News can not check what happened before or after the events shown in the video. One of the attorneys who first prosecuted the case, George Barnhill, supported the McMichaels and their neighbour’s conduct in the truck. In a letter from NBC News obtained from the Glynn County Police Department, Barnhill wrote that the men had “good first-hand likely reason” to chase Arbery, a “burglary suspect,” to deter him.
Barnhill also said that after seeing the incident footage, “because Arbery started the fight”. It caught the shotgun, he concluded that Travis McMichael. It “entitles to use deadly force to defend himself” under Georgia law.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp Finds Video as Terrifying
Tom Durden’s office — the Liberty County district attorney now prosecuting the case. He asked the GBI to launch an investigation on Tuesday and the Kingsland Office. FBI started investigating on Wednesday. Arbery’s death caused national outrage, with several activists. Politicians and celebrities posting a social media post encouraging people to contact authorities. This is in Liberty County to seek charges against the McMichaels.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp named the shooting video “completely terrifying” and Georgians said they need answers.
“Black Panther” and “Creed” actor Michael B. Jordan expressed the call to action on Wednesday, saying the video made him sick to his stomach on Instagram.
During a virtual roundtable with African American lawmakers in Florida on Thursday. Joe Biden, the presumed Democratic presidential nominee, called Arbery’s death “a grave injustice”
Book the McMichaels at the Glynn County Jail. It was uncertain whether they hired a lawyer.