More than two months after the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old unarmed black man, on a residential street in southern Georgia, a father and son have been jailed and charged with murder.
The arrests come a day before friends and family of Arbery planned to hold a dedication distance run Friday, for what would have been Arbery’s 26th birthday.
Arbery was killed in February about 2 miles from his home in a neighborhood outside Brunswick, Georgia. Two men, Gregory and Travis McMichael, told police they saw him running and believed he was a burglary suspect, so they armed themselves, got in a truck and followed him. They told police Arbery attacked them after one of the men got out of the truck with a shotgun.
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