Ahmaud Arbery shot while jogging in Georgia - shooters not arrested *ARREST*


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Mother seeks justice after son shot while jogging in Brunswick, pair involved in killing not arrested

It’s been over two months since a young black man jogging in Brunswick, Ga., was gunned down by two white men who said they thought he was a possible burglar.

Ahmaud Arbery’s mother wants to know where is the justice.

“I just think about how they could allow these two men to kill my son and not be arrested, that’s what I can’t understand,” Wanda Cooper told news partner First Coast News.

A police report states about 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, Glynn County officers responded to Satilla and Holmes drives where shots were fired. They found Arbery, 25, dead on the scene.

Gregory McMichael, who worked several years for the Brunswick Police Department before serving as an investigator in the Brunswick District Attorney’s Office, told police there were several break-ins in the neighborhood. He said he saw Arbery running down Satilla Drive and asked his son Travis McMichael to help him confront him.

McMichael and his son got a shotgun and handgun because they “didn’t know if Arbery was armed or not.”

The father and son got into their truck and drove down Satilla toward Burford Drive. Gregory McMichael stated when they arrived at Holmes Drive, they saw Arbery running down Burford, according to the report.

Gregory McMichael told police they attempted to cut off Arbery and shouted “stop, stop, we want to talk to you.”

McMichael pulled up next to Arbery, and Travis McMichael got out of the truck with the shotgun. According to statements, that’s when the father said Arbery attacked his son and the two men started fighting over the shotgun. Travis McMichael fired a shot and then a second shot.




After video appears to show black jogger gunned down by 2 white men in coastal Georgia, family demands arrests

The fatal shooting of a black man — apparently recorded on video in February and posted online Tuesday by a local radio station host — will go to a grand jury in coastal Georgia, according to a district attorney.

Elements of the disturbing video are consistent with a description of the shooting given to police by one of those involved in the incident.

Ahmaud Arbery, 25, was jogging in a neighborhood outside Brunswick on February 23 when a former police officer and his son chased him down, authorities said. According to a Glynn County Police report, Gregory McMichael later told officers that he thought Arbery looked like a person suspected in a series of recent break-ins in the area.

After they chased down Arbery, McMichael told police, Arbery and McMichael’s son Travis struggled over his son’s shotgun. McMichael said two shots were fired before Arbery fell to the street, the report said.


S. Lee Merritt, an attorney for the Arbery family, said in a statement that the two men involved in the chase “must be taken into custody pending their indictment.”

Gov. Brian Kemp said the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has offered resources to Durden for his investigation. “Georgians deserve answers,” Kemp tweeted.

Kemp also retweeted the GBI’s post that Durden “formally requested the GBI to investigate the death of Ahmaud Arbery.”
 

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The last video of Ahmaud Arbery is difficult to watch.

The graphic footage, recorded Feb. 23 by one of three white men in pursuit of Arbery, shows the moment when the 25-year-old black man, whose family said he was out for a routine jog near his Georgia home, was gunned down by an armed father and son -- one of whom is a former police officer.

A grand jury will now decide if the men, who claim the shooting was in self-defense during a citizen’s arrest, will face criminal charges. Meanwhile, the final images of Arbery’s life have stoked nationwide outrage.


“I’m feeling very discouraged at this point,” Cooper told NBC News last week. “The tragedy happened back in February and there still has not been an arrest.”

On Tuesday, more than two months after Arbery’s killing, Atlantic Judicial Circuit Tom Durden announced that the case will be put before a grand jury.

“After careful review of the evidence presented,” Durden wrote in a news release, “I am of the opinion that the case should be presented to the grand jury of Glynn County for consideration of criminal charges against those involved in the death of Mr. Arbery.”

Durden has also formally asked the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to open a probe into Arbery’s death, according to a statement from the GBI.


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Arrests made in the murder investigation of Ahmaud Arbery

The GBI arrested Gregory McMichael, 64, and Travis McMichael, 34, for the death of Ahmaud Arbery.

According to the release, they were both charged with murder and aggravated assault.

The McMichaels were taken into custody and booked into Glynn County Jail.
 

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At best, the men had the authority to follow Arbery and send law enforcement to that location, Merritt said. The 911 calls show the call taker was asking the men what Arbery is doing that was of criminal concern, Merritt said.

"They didn't give any answer for that, they said, 'He's a black man running down our road,'" Merritt said.
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Gregory and Travis McMichael, were arrested on charges of aggravated assault and murder, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced late Thursday.

The arrests by state investigators came as a surprise since a grand jury was not expected to be convened until after June 12, when juries in the state may resume activity following coronavirus-related restrictions.
 

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If you'd like to watch the video, it is below under the spoiler tag.

WARNING. This video shows the actual shooting. It is quite disturbing / upsetting. Don't click on the spoiler if you don't want to see it.

I don't care if you think someone was a burglar or not, you don't get to take the law in your own hands and THIS IS WHY!
 

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Arrests made in the murder investigation of Ahmaud Arbery

The GBI arrested Gregory McMichael, 64, and Travis McMichael, 34, for the death of Ahmaud Arbery.

According to the release, they were both charged with murder and aggravated assault.

The McMichaels were taken into custody and booked into Glynn County Jail.
What took them so long? Were they working on an arrest before the public outcry?
 

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What took them so long? Were they working on an arrest before the public outcry?

No. A quote I've seen floating around (can't remember the exact wording) - "They weren't arrested because police saw the video. They were arrested because WE saw the video."




Commissioner: District Attorney blocked arrests of father, son in Ahmaud Arbery case

Investigators with Glynn County Police Department had cellphone video of Ahmaud Arbery being chased down and killed by two armed men on Feb. 23, the day the deadly shooting happened, but an arrests wasn’t made until two months later.

In fact, retired Brunswick District Attorney investigator Gregory McMichael and his son Travis McMichael were arrested only after the video of the deadly shooting was anonymously leaked to radio station WGIG and went viral. Photos of their arrests from Thursday night (pictured above) were provided by the Daily Mail.

The delayed response triggered activists to ask for the resignation of Brunswick Judicial District Attorney Jackie Johnson, chanting, “Jackie got to go” through medical masks on Friday.

Glynn County Commissioner J. Peter Murphy said in a conversation with Chief Powell that he learned District Attorney Jackie Johnson blocked an investigator with the Glynn County Police Department from arresting the former district attorney investigator and his son the day of the shooting.

Later, District Attorney Johnson recused herself from the Arbrey case.

“Basically she [the investigator] was told to stand down, i.e., there are to be no arrests today,” Murphy said.

District Attorney George Barnhill was assigned the case next, but he had to recuse himself later after Arbrey’s mother discovered his son also worked for the Brunswick District Attorney’s Office where McMichael worked.
 

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Bond denied for father, son charged with murder in Ahmaud Arbery case

Bond has been denied for two men charged in the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery.

They appeared before a judge this afternoon.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced the arrests and murder charges late Thursday night. Travis McMichael and his father, Gregory, were booked into Glynn County jail.


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No. A quote I've seen floating around (can't remember the exact wording) - "They weren't arrested because police saw the video. They were arrested because WE saw the video."




Commissioner: District Attorney blocked arrests of father, son in Ahmaud Arbery case

Investigators with Glynn County Police Department had cellphone video of Ahmaud Arbery being chased down and killed by two armed men on Feb. 23, the day the deadly shooting happened, but an arrests wasn’t made until two months later.

In fact, retired Brunswick District Attorney investigator Gregory McMichael and his son Travis McMichael were arrested only after the video of the deadly shooting was anonymously leaked to radio station WGIG and went viral. Photos of their arrests from Thursday night (pictured above) were provided by the Daily Mail.

The delayed response triggered activists to ask for the resignation of Brunswick Judicial District Attorney Jackie Johnson, chanting, “Jackie got to go” through medical masks on Friday.

Glynn County Commissioner J. Peter Murphy said in a conversation with Chief Powell that he learned District Attorney Jackie Johnson blocked an investigator with the Glynn County Police Department from arresting the former district attorney investigator and his son the day of the shooting.

Later, District Attorney Johnson recused herself from the Arbrey case.

“Basically she [the investigator] was told to stand down, i.e., there are to be no arrests today,” Murphy said.

District Attorney George Barnhill was assigned the case next, but he had to recuse himself later after Arbrey’s mother discovered his son also worked for the Brunswick District Attorney’s Office where McMichael worked.

Wow. It would be one thing if they were looking into it and getting their ducks in a row but this sounds downright shady.
 

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This guy needs to be....heavily investigated too. If the things I've seen floating around are true, he needs to be arrested. It's said he was following to help the other two "box-in" Ahmaud.



Ahmaud Arbery shooting: Man who filmed video will also be investigated, Georgia investigator says

The director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Friday it took 36 hours from the time it began assisting in the probe of Ahmaud Arbery’s death to arrest the two white men who are accused of shooting the 25-year-old black man.

Director Vic Reynolds said there were “some things that needed to be done” in the investigation that had been led by Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tom Durden since April 14.

The department will be investigating William “Roddie” Bryan, the man who filmed the incident, to determine whether he should be arrested too. Reynolds said the video of the incident that has been spread widely on social media was a key piece of evidence in the case.

“We are going to go wherever the evidence takes us,” Reynolds said. “In a perfect world, we would have preferred to have been asked to become involved in February, of course.”

William “Roddie” Bryan lives a few houses down from Travis and recorded the video, according to the district attorney’s memo.




Man who took video of Ahmaud Arbery’s shooting gets a lawyer

Attorney Kevin Gough confirms exclusively to First Coast News that he has been retained to represent Willam “Roddie” Bryan in regard to his role in the Ahmaud Arbery case.

He says his client is innocent and that’s he was quick to share his video with a Glynn County police officer and volunteer to be interviewed following the shooting of Arbery back on Feb. 23.
 

GrandmaBear

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This guy needs to be....heavily investigated too. If the things I've seen floating around are true, he needs to be arrested. It's said he was following to help the other two "box-in" Ahmaud.



Ahmaud Arbery shooting: Man who filmed video will also be investigated, Georgia investigator says

The director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Friday it took 36 hours from the time it began assisting in the probe of Ahmaud Arbery’s death to arrest the two white men who are accused of shooting the 25-year-old black man.

Director Vic Reynolds said there were “some things that needed to be done” in the investigation that had been led by Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tom Durden since April 14.

The department will be investigating William “Roddie” Bryan, the man who filmed the incident, to determine whether he should be arrested too. Reynolds said the video of the incident that has been spread widely on social media was a key piece of evidence in the case.

“We are going to go wherever the evidence takes us,” Reynolds said. “In a perfect world, we would have preferred to have been asked to become involved in February, of course.”

William “Roddie” Bryan lives a few houses down from Travis and recorded the video, according to the district attorney’s memo.




Man who took video of Ahmaud Arbery’s shooting gets a lawyer

Attorney Kevin Gough confirms exclusively to First Coast News that he has been retained to represent Willam “Roddie” Bryan in regard to his role in the Ahmaud Arbery case.

He says his client is innocent and that’s he was quick to share his video with a Glynn County police officer and volunteer to be interviewed following the shooting of Arbery back on Feb. 23.

Three guys armed to take down one jogger and they felt justified in their own thick skulls. Pathetic. And dumb enough to video it. I bet they weren't but these three should have been tested that night for alcohol and/or drugs as well imo.
 

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Three guys armed to take down one jogger and they felt justified in their own thick skulls. Pathetic. And dumb enough to video it. I bet they weren't but these three should have been tested that night for alcohol and/or drugs as well imo.
Yes. I'm sure glad that video leaked out! I hope heads will roll in the district attorney's office too. There's just no excuse. Sometimes as a public official, you have to make decisions that don't help your buddies. You just have to say, "wish they wouldn't have done that but oh well!"And arrest them anyway. That's the job!
 

GrandmaBear

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I think this clearly shows the mindset of these three and what they truly believe is okay and it is disturbing. This one an attorney? The other a former DA investigator, etc.? They think they have the right of three, two armed to chase down an unarmed man and when he did not freeze, to kill him? In a vehicle no less, when he was out for a run (and I don't care what he was out for, it would make no difference whatsoever but I believe it was a run) so they have a vehicle, he does not, they are armed, he is not and it is 3 on 1???

What kind of backwards area is this that people who hold or have held positions like that THINK LIKE THAT. Everyone of us has heard of a citizen's arrest and that is NOT what this WAS. And even citizen's arrests one better be careful with...

An attorney thought the video would clear his vigilante backwards thinking buddies???? REALLY???
 

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Also, about that "string of robberies" they wanted to "question" him about...



No burglaries were reported in neighborhood where Ahmaud Arbery was killed, contradicting suspects’ claim: report

An explanation for the Ahmaud Arbery killing became shakier on Friday.

The two Georgia men who were caught on video shooting the unarmed jogger to death in February claim they were chasing a suspect behind a series of burglaries in the area. But a local police official said the last break-in the neighborhood was reported nearly two months before the shooting.
 

GrandmaBear

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Also, about that "string of robberies" they wanted to "question" him about...



No burglaries were reported in neighborhood where Ahmaud Arbery was killed, contradicting suspects’ claim: report

An explanation for the Ahmaud Arbery killing became shakier on Friday.

The two Georgia men who were caught on video shooting the unarmed jogger to death in February claim they were chasing a suspect behind a series of burglaries in the area. But a local police official said the last break-in the neighborhood was reported nearly two months before the shooting.

I had read this and figured the robberies are BS or if they are real, they did not call them in and planned on hunting down whoever they thought should not be in their neighborhood with their vigilante crew all on their own... Sorry but they come across with the info so far as if they consider themselves a branch of the law... Badge or no badge... Makes me ill and ashamed there are people like this out there. I think race is overplayed sometimes by media and in some cases but in this case, it sure looks like they felt they were above and had every right to pretty much hunt and kill.
 

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