After video footage of the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery surfaced online in May, people across the globe demanded justice.
Now, 4 months on from the shooting, the suspects have officially been indicted.
Here's the full story, including the shocking footage.
Ahmaud Arbery was shot dead in Brunswick on February 23 while he was jogging through the Satilla Shores neighborhood.
via: The Arbery familyThe twenty-five-year-old black man was unarmed and out jogging when he was shot by 2 white men who claimed they thought he was a burglar.
Cellphone footage showing the moment he was shot has prompted national outrage since it surfaced online...
via: TwitterThe twenty-eight-second video shows Arbery jogging around a neighborhood on a sunny afternoon in late February. The footage ends with 2 loud gunshots.
After the video circulated on social media...
This man was hunted down like an animal and his life was thrown away like he was worthless this could have been me… https://t.co/X2pegmyiIJ— Jay (@Jay)1588806057.0
Arbery's parents, Wanda Jones Cooper and Marcus Arbery Sr, spoke at a press conference after the footage was released.
Marcus Arbery said his son, who was an aspiring boxer, was athletic and known for taking daily jogs around the neighborhood.
My heart is broke for the family of Ahmaud Arbery. As a mother, my child is my child regardless of age, I can’t ima… https://t.co/SCiFnZ0xPx— Maryanne Dooner (@Maryanne Dooner)1588900455.0
Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son, Travis McMichael, 34, were arrested on 8 May for his murder.
It’s foul that 2 months following Ahmad Arbery’s murder, a video has to surface the internet and a petition has to… https://t.co/QBobqzlY9G— icandoanything (@icandoanything)1588894336.0
The father claimed his son got out of the truck holding a shotgun and was attacked by Arbery, as per the police report obtained by ABC News.
BREAKING: Greg and Travis McMichael, the retired police officer and son who shot and killed Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-yea… https://t.co/a7VA40rIxg— Democracy Now! (@Democracy Now!)1588900392.0
Arbery was pronounced dead at the scene by the Glynn County coroner.
via: TwitterNo weapons were found on him, according to the police report.
Cooper-Jones described her son as humble, kind, well-mannered, and beloved by his family and friends.
Since the original footage emerged...
via: Getty ImagesAnd since it emerged online in May, people were quick to point out that if it wasn't for the footage, nothing would have been done about Arbery's murder - which took place back in February.
Additional footage quickly emerged...
I can’t tell you how many times my husband and I have gone into homes under construction while out on a walk or run… https://t.co/2wCScPOqRA— Shannon Watts (@Shannon Watts)1589123941.0
Some people decided to use this footage, and his past, as a way of justifying his killing.
Video confirmation there was no b&e, no theft, no vandalism. #AhmaudArbery was for all intents and purposes a poten… https://t.co/ad0s4LseM0— Drew Comments (@Drew Comments)1589131256.0
And of course...
This is #AhmaudArbery’s mom, Wanda Cooper. Two days ago, would have been his birthday. Today, they should have cele… https://t.co/0vkokTlcsJ— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@Ana Navarro-Cárdenas)1589124773.0
There is a loud call for justice...
There are three injustices surrounding #AhmaudArbery - 1. His murder. 2. The coverup and failure to prosecute his… https://t.co/5aiVHy1qum— Jacob Denhollander (@Jacob Denhollander)1589133605.0
LeBron James expressed his outrage.
We’re literally hunted EVERYDAY/EVERYTIME we step foot outside the comfort of our homes! Can’t even go for a damn j… https://t.co/r2yPGUnb8c— LeBron James (@LeBron James)1588802793.0
Actress, Viola Davis, provided a call to action.
Countless celebrities have weighed in.
I am so tired...and so angry... Remember his name #AhmaudArbery— Phillipa Soo (@Phillipa Soo)1588807962.0
Just over a week after the arrests were made...
via: Getty ImagesArbery's mother spoke out about her son's murder.
Wanda Cooper-Jones spoke to TMZ.
Ahmaud Arbery was born on a Mother's Day. To his mother, Mrs. Wanda Cooper-Jones, We are thinking of you on this M… https://t.co/6HYjZJMBPB— Roc Nation (@Roc Nation)1589115601.0
Could the death penalty actually be sought?
"Ahmaud carried the most humble spirit. Ahmaud was kind." The mother of Ahmaud Arbery appeared on @GMA this morning… https://t.co/IDIQzMhV3c— WSB-TV (@WSB-TV)1588875300.0
Wanda revealed she has spoken to the newly appointed prosecutor, Joyette Holmes.
On Mother’s Day 1994 Wanda Cooper-Jones gave birth to #AhmaudArbery. He was born the youngest of 3 in Brunswick, GA… https://t.co/7WL5O84o7N— S. Lee Merritt, Esq. (@S. Lee Merritt, Esq.)1589114322.0
More details soon surfaced from the shooting site itself.
via: Getty ImagesA strange note was left at the exact spot where Arbery was killed.
A card was placed at the makeshift memorial for Arbery on the same street he was shot dead.
via: Getty ImagesAnd it seemed to imply there was a witness to the crime.
Local news station, News4JAX, captured the photo of the card.
via: Getty ImagesAnd it was treated as evidence in the case.
At the time, Arbery's family attorney, Lee Merritt, told TMZ that a picture of the note would be sent immediately to GBI agents along with investigators working for District Attorney Joyette Holmes.
via: Getty ImagesMerritt says the note is a "critical piece of evidence" and says it's now part of Ahmaud's legal team's case file.
There was no name or signature provided in the note.
via: Getty Images"Ahmaud, I am so sorry. I should have stopped them. I am so sorry," it reads.
And, at the end of May, another arrest was made.
🚨Georgia Bureau of Investigation has arrested man who filmed the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery on felony murder c… https://t.co/0GLjekHxM0— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche Alcindor)1590098747.0
William claimed he was simply a witness to the killing and had zero involvement.
WOW. Big news. William “Roddie” Bryan Jr (the guy who filmed the Ahmaud Arbery murder) has reportedly now been arr… https://t.co/qGfqwsJKx1— Philip DeFranco 👊🏻 (@Philip DeFranco 👊🏻)1590099175.0
And, this week, news has broken that each of the 3 suspects has been indicted by a grand jury.
BREAKING: The three men accused of killing #AhmaudArbery have been indicted by a grand jury in Georgia and formally… https://t.co/1aL2HmMn13— AJ+ (@AJ+)1593028895.0
Although the defendants had already been arrested for murder...
A grand jury has officially indicted Travis McMichael, Greg McMichael and William R. Bryan on malice and felony mur… https://t.co/jCtHEefsOE— Hope Ford (@Hope Ford)1593027299.0
The 3 defendants have remained in custody since their arrests last month.
This is the right first step toward achieving justice for Ahmaud Arbery, his friends, and his family. Nothing can e… https://t.co/axoIBh1Gzo— Elizabeth Warren (@Elizabeth Warren)1593040722.0
The footage from the February shooting is truly harrowing...
“The series of events captured in this video confirm what all the evidence indicated prior to its release— Ahmaud A… https://t.co/illKiqlPyY— S. Lee Merritt, Esq. (@S. Lee Merritt, Esq.)1588703590.0