In Georgia, America, father and son, Gregory McMichael and his son Travis McMichael, were arrested by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for the shooting of a black man Ahmaud Arbery who was just jogging.
Ahmed Arbery‚Äôs murder has caused public outrage as if appears to be a racially targeted, hate crime.
Jasmine Arbery, Ahmaud‚Äôs sister confirmed to¬†CNN¬†that she was relieved with the latest development in bringing her brother‚Äôs killers to justice.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs been a long time. It feels like it‚Äôs been a long time. So, this day was a turning point in recovering my brother‚Äôs case and getting justice for him,‚ÄĚ she said.
She said she believes the shooting was a hate crime as Arbery was a black man and the two shooters are white men.
Arbery, 25 was taking a jog when Gregory McMichael, a former police officer and his son chased him down before a violent shooting ensued.
According to a police report¬†¬†Gregory McMichael, 64 is said to have told the police officers that Arbery resembled a burglar they suspected to behind a number of break-in, in the area.
After chasing Arbery down and confronting him, he is said to have struggled with Travis McMichael 34 over a shot gun.
According to McMichael, his son shot Arbery after the latter attacked him.
Arbery family attorney S. Lee Merritt has said that the McMichaels saw a black man jogging through their neighborhood and rushed to conclude that he was a criminal before shooting him.
Although, Gregory McMichael told the police that Arbery was a suspect in ‚Äúseveral break-ins‚ÄĚ, no such crimes were reported in the neighborhood a week before his shooting.
The police are yet to establish whether Arbery committed a crime at a home in the neighborhood, after the owner of the home¬†¬†said his surveillance system captured at least four short clips of a man who looked like Arbery ‚Äúcoming onto his property‚ÄĚ.
Asked on whether the cameras saw the person who looked like Arbery committing any other crime, the house owner said they¬†¬†show him ‚Äútrespassing.
The police report says a third man was involved in the chase.
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