GBI charge 2 men for murder of Ahmaud Arbery


The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) arrested two men in relation to the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery in Glynn County on Thursday, May 7th.

64-year-old Gregory McMichael and 34-year-old Travis McMichael were taken into custody on and both have been charged with murder and aggravated assault. They have been booked into the Glynn County Jail.

On February 23rd, 25-year-old Arbery was shot and killed in a Brunswick neighborhood by Travis McMichael who believed Arbery was a burglar.

The police report says Gregory McMichael and his son, Travis, chased Arbery in a truck and claim the son shot Arbery in self-defense.

Arbery's family said he was out for a jog when he was shot and did nothing wrong.

A controversial video of the shooting was released Tuesday gaining national attention.

The video shows Arbery running behind the truck that is stopped ahead. One of the men is outside of the truck on the driver's side with a shotgun and the other is in the bed of the truck with a handgun. Arbery runs around the passenger side of the truck, then in front of the truck where you can't see anything for a moment. Arbery and the man on the ground struggle with the shotgun. You can hear three shots being fired, then Arbery collapses ant the video ends.

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