A father and son have confessed to chasing a black man jogging in their neighborhood with guns and engaging in an altercation which led to the murder of the man.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced the arrest of Gregory and Travis McMichael for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery who went out for a jog and never returned.
Ahmaud was chased down and killed by two white men in pickup trucks when he was jogging, unarmed through a residential street.
The family of the deceased released a video which showed the incident to prosecutors on Thursday after which the arrests were made.
Gregory McMichael 64 and his son Travis McMichael 34 admitted that they grabbed guns and chased Ahmaud while he was jogging in their neighborhood.
The duo where charged with murder and aggravated assault.
Governor Brian Kemp of Georgia had strong words regarding the incident.
“Earlier this week, I watched a video depicting Mr. Arbery’s last moments alive. It is absolutely horrific, and Georgians deserve answer.”
I have confidence in Vic Reynolds and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. I know they will work around the clock to thoroughly and independently investigate Mr. Arbery’s death to find the truth.
In these moments, please pray for his loved ones, the same local community, and our state.”
The Attorney General of Georgia, Chris Carr in a statement said Justice will be served in the matter.