Ahmaud Arbery Wiki
On February 23, 2020, Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old African-American man, was shot dead near Brunswick in Glynn County, Georgia.] Arbery was unarmed and running on a highway, when he was confronted by two men in a white van: Gregory McMichael, a retired investigator with the Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office, and his Travis McMichael who had a shotgun. The resulting confrontation resulted in the shooting.
Ahmaud Arbery Age
Ahmaud Arbery was 25 years old.
Arbery was shot and killed in Brunswick, a coastal town halfway between Savannah and Jacksonville, Florida, on February 23 while running through the Satilla Shores neighborhood.
A 36-second video of the incident shows an unarmed Arbery running down a highway, toward a van that pulled up in front of him. The person recording the video is in a moving vehicle that stops behind the truck. Initially, Arbery was running on the left side of the road. Two men are in the truck: Gregory McMichael is in the truck, and Travis McMichael steps out of the driver’s side (left side, from the video) with a shotgun. When Arbery approached the truck, he crossed the road to run along the passenger side (right side) of the truck, passes his forehead, and turns left. Meanwhile, Travis McMichael approached Arbery in the front of the truck. The video appears to show that a shot is fired before Arbery begins fighting with Travis McMichael. Part of the fight takes place offscreen, including a second shot. Arbery appears to throw punches and tried to grab the shotgun. A third shot is seen fired at point-blank range. Arbery walks away from the fight, then collapses face down on the road. Travis McMichael immediately turns around and walks away. Gregory McMichael, who had pulled out a pistol but did not fire, runs towards the duo.
Police identified the two men who chased him as Gregory McMichael and his son, Travis McMichael of Brunswick. Neither has been arrested or charged and the investigation is ongoing. A prosecutor promised Tuesday to take the case to a grand jury. But lawyers for the Arbery family said authorities don’t need to wait for a grand jury to make arrests.
Arbery’s Mother Interview
Arbery’s mother Wanda Cooper said her son, a former high school football player, was working to be an electrician in an interview with local broadcast outlet First Coast News. In a case where few answers have yet been provided, Cooper said he is seeking justice. “I feel very discouraged right now,” she said. “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. ”
The police report of the incident was released to the media on March 31, 2020. The published police report of the incident included testimony from Gregory McMichael. The report does not mention whether Arbery was armed. The police report of the incident took the following witness account of Gregory McMichael. He said he was in the yard of his house when he saw Arbery go by. He suspected that Arbery was the person who had committed several robberies in the area. He called Travis McMichael; They grabbed a .357 magnum and a shotgun, then climbed into a truck to chase Arbery. A third man also chased Arbery. Gregory McMichael said they called Arbery: “Stop, stop, we want to talk to you.” Gregory McMichael claimed they stopped at Arbery, with Travis McMichael exiting the truck with the shotgun. Gregory McMichael claimed that Arbery “began to violently attack Travis,” resulting in two shots. Arbery died on the spot “bleeding to death,” the report concluded.