25-Year-Old Black Man Killed by Father and Son Who Chased Him in Georgia, No Charges for 2 Months: Report

Video has surfaced of a 25-year-old black man, Ahmaud Arbery, being shot on a street while jogging in Brunswick, Georgia on Feb. 23.

In the video, Arbery is running on the street with a vehicle behind him. Arbery comes upon a pick up truck, and he quickly darts to the right.

One man is standing in the truck, while another man is on the ground with a gun, which is fired once as Arbery, runs around the truck, and a second time when Arbery, struggles with the shooter.

CNN reports “a man and his son chased him down, telling police later that they thought he looked like the suspect in a series of recent break-ins in the area“:

After the shooting, Gregory McMichael told police he saw the same man “the other night” and that he stuck his hand down his pants on that occasion, leading McMichael to believe he was armed.

After seeing Arbery jogging, McMichael then alerted his 34-year-old son, Travis, according to a Glynn County Police report. “Travis, the guy is running down the street, let’s go,” McMichael said, according to the report. The two grabbed a shotgun and a pistol and followed Arbery in their truck, police said.

Travis McMichael, the driver, followed Arbery and then attempted to cut him off, the report said. Arbery turned around and began running in the opposite direction, the police report said. They chased Arbery to a nearby intersection where they caught up to him, the report said.

Stop, stop, we want to talk to you,” Gregory McMichael shouted at Arbery, according to the police report. Travis McMichael then exited truck with the shotgun, the police report said. His father told officers Arbery “violently attacked” his son, the report said, and they struggled over the gun. Travis McMichael fired two shots, the report said, and Arbery fell. Arbery was ruled dead by a coroner.

The Glynn County Police Department says no charges have been filed against former police officer Gregory McMichael and his son Travis, who were allegedly involved in the fatal shooting.

The police said on April 28 that the shooting, which is on video, “is an ongoing investigation.”

Wanda Cooper, Arbery’s mother, told CNN that police said her son was involved in a burglary, there was a confrontation between her son and the homeowner, and a struggle over a gun.

Cooper added: “He was not armed.”

(Source: CNN)

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