Today, 2 men have been arrested for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, who was shot dead while he was jogging in his neighborhood.
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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 this week...
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...
A large crowd of protesters marched through the area where Arbery was killed.
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.
"He took his body very seriously, always ran and had pride in everything he did," he said. "It cuts me deeply how his life was taken. I would have preferred them to come and take my life instead."
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 today for his murder.
Following the GBI’s announcement of the arrests, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr released a statement, saying, “This tragedy cannot be undone, but this is the first step in what I am confident will be a swift road to justice." According to ABC, they told police they grabbed their guns and hopped in their truck to pursue Arbery after seeing him running in their neighborhood, believing he was responsible for several recent burglaries.
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.
The 2 men tussled over the gun before Arbery was shot, as seen in the video, which was allegedly taken by a bystander.
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.
Arbery would have turned twenty-six on Friday.
The footage is truly harrowing.
This is a developing story. Updates will follow.
“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