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ARREST MADE after Black Jogger Gunned Down in Georgia

UPDATE: Watch press conference live: https://youtu.be/PvqbKKKagl0 (Brunswick, GA) — A father and son are under arrest for the shooting of an unarmed 25 year old black man jogging in Georgia. Gregory McMichael and Travis McMichael are facing murder and aggravated assault charges for the death of Ahmaud Arbery back in February. Arbery was running in a neighborhood when the father and son confronted him with guns drawn. During the confrontation, Travis McMichael shot and killed Arbery. Video of the incident shows Arbery jogging in a neighborhood near Brunswick when he’s confronted by the men and is shot. Original story: 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery, an African American man in Georgia, was shot and killed by two white men who thought he was a criminal, he was not. He was simply jogging down the road in broad daylight on a Sunday afternoon in February.

The fatal shooting of Arbery 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. Wanda Cooper, Arbery’s mother, says that when police notified her of her son’s death, she was told her son was involved in a burglary and that there was a confrontation between her son and the homeowner and a struggle over a gun. “He was not armed,” Cooper said. She said she never worried about him jogging because she said he wasn’t bothering anyone. Defenders of the men are pointing to a shoplifting conviction in Arbery’s past. “The reference to … alleged conduct from high school or shoplifting is absurd and has nothing to do with his murder,” according to the family’s attorney.