Nationwide — Gregory McMichael and his son, Travis McMichael, two of the men involved in the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, have finally been arrested. Arbery was killed back in February in Glynn County, Georgia, by the men who pursued him because they thought he “looked suspicious.”
Arbery, a 25-year old African American who was a known jogger in the area, was reportedly jogging through the neighborhood when the men decided that they were going to make a citizen’s arrest because they suspected him to be a robber.
Gregory says that before the situation escalated that he asked Ahmaud to “stop” so that they could talk. But video shows that a lot more happened then just that. The video shows that Arbery was aggresively being pursued by the two men in their vehicle. One of the men had a shot gun, and as Arbery appeared to be defending himself, he was then shot at least twice.
It took more than two months for it to happen, but after the video was leaked and the case began receiving high profile attention from the like of Democratic Nominee Joe Biden, CNN reports that the two aggresors were finally taken into custody and booked into the Glynn County Jail.
Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump said that it was outrageous that it took this long for the pair to be arrested.
“It’s a travesty of justice that they enjoyed their freedom for 74 days after taking the life of a young Black man who was simply jogging,” he told reporters.