Two men have been arrested and charged with murder and aggravated assault for the February shooting of Ahmaud Arbery.
Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son, Travis McMichael, 34, were arrested and booked into the Glynn County Jail.
"Based on our involvement in this case...within 36 hours we secured warrants, that speaks volumes for itself to the probable cause in this case," said GBI's Director Vic Reynolds.
A cellphone video showing the moment Arbery was killed has prompted national outrage. In the 28-second video, Arbery, can be seen jogging around a neighborhood, as the footage ends with three loud gunshots.
Gregory McMichael and Travis McMichael, told police they grabbed their guns and hopped in their truck to pursue Arbery after seeing him running in their neighborhood, because they believed he was responsible for several recent burglaries. The father claimed his son got out of the truck holding a shotgun and was attacked by Arbery. The two men tussled over the firearm before Arbery was shot, as seen in the cellphone video, which was allegedly taken by a bystander.
"It’s outrageous that it has taken more than two months for Ahmaud Arbery’s executioners to be arrested, but better late than never," Ben Crump, an attorney representing the family, said in a statement. "This is the first step to justice. This murderous father and son duo took the law into their own hands."
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