Video Surface of Black Man Being Chased and Killed While Jogging

Video Surface of Black Man Being Chased and Killed While Jogging


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In February, Ahmaud Arbery, 25, was jogging in a neighborhood in Georgia when a former police officer, Gregory McMichael, and his son chased him down, authorities said. 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.

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.

Tom Durden, the district attorney for the Atlantic Judicial Circuit, wrote in a news release obtained by CNN on Tuesday that he expects to present the case to the next available grand jury in Glynn County to consider whether charges are merited for those involved in Arbery’s death. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, courts are currently prohibited from empaneling grand juries.
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.”

Source: CNN