Ahmaud Arbery Wiki – Ahmaud Arbery Bio
Ahmaud Arbery born May 8, 1996, was an American shot and killed in Brunswick, Georgia. He was killed by two white men. Now the investigation continues and many facts have been discovered. A video was also released in which we can see two men with weapons charging against him while jogging in that area. The couple of a son and a father named Travis McMichael and Gregory McMichael, respectively, is responsible for this incident. McMichaels said Ahmaud is one of the thieves they saw in the robbery. On the other hand, Arbery’s parents said that he was never involved in any type of robbery. Now people see this as an act of racism.
“The series of events captured in this video confirm what all the evidence indicated prior to its release— Ahmaud Arbery was pursued by three white men that targeted him solely because of his race and murdered him without justification. This is murder.” pic.twitter.com/v4TAs0RjO7
— S. Lee Merritt, Esq. (@MeritLaw) May 5, 2020
At the scene of the incident, a person made a video on his cell phone that is now available on the Internet. In this clip, you can see Arbery jogging and then blocked by a pair of white men. They got into a fight in which Travis shot him. Later 911 was reported and when the police got there they saw him bleeding. Shortly after the police arrived, he died.
Ahmaud Arbery Age
He was 25 years old.
Ahmaud Arbery Education
He had finished his studies. From a local school in 2014, he graduated from high school. After this, he began his studies to graduate and finished in 2018. His father, Marcus Arber, is very concerned about the death of his son and said that he simply does not know anything and that his son was killed. His mother, Wanda Cooper, also clarified that he never got involved in any type of robbery and only by jogging did some men kill him.
Ahmaud Arbery Family
Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper told CNN her son jogged and ran everyday and she never worried about him because he wasn’t bothering anyone. Arbery’s father, Marcus Arber, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “My kid was murdered. That’s all I can say. He ran like that every day – all his life. He ran in his neighborhood and that one too. That’s the only place he ever had a problem.”
A Facebook page, “I Run With Maud,” has been started to organize support for Arbery and his family and to call for charges to be brought against the McMichaels.
Arbery’s friend, Demetris Frazier, told WJXT-TV, ““t’s not about one race. We are all a community and we see this as a tragedy to the community. It’s not about black about white. We can’t make this about race. It’s about what’s right and wrong and what happened.”
McMichaels are white. Gregory McMichael, a 64-year-old former police officer and investigator with the local district attorney’s office, told police after the shooting that he and his 34-year-old son suspected that Arbery was involved in robberies in the neighborhood, according to a Police report released by the Glynn County Police Department. They chased him in his truck while armed with a pistol and shotgun. Travis McMichael shot Arbery because he believed he was being “violently attacked,” Gregory McMichael told police. The Glynn County Police Department incident report can be read here. According to the report, police were called at approximately 1 p.m. on Sunday, February 23, to the Satilla Drive and Holmes Drive area for shooting. The responding officer said Arbery was found on the ground “bleeding to death”, and then died at the scene.
Gregory McMichael told the officer there had been several break-ins in the neighborhood where the burglar was caught on surveillance video. Gregory McMichael told the officer he was in his front yard and saw a man be believed to be a suspect in the burglaries “hauling ass” down Satilla Drive toward Buford Drive. According to the report:
McMichael stated he then ran inside his house and called to Travis (McMichael) and said, ‘Travis the guy is running down the street lets go.’ McMichael stated he then went to his bedroom and grabbed his .357 Magnum and Travis grabbed his shotgun because they ‘didn’t know if the male was armed or not.’ McMichael stated, ‘the other night’ they saw the same male and he stuck his hand down his pants which lead them to believe the male was armed.
Gregory McMichael told the officer he and his son got in their truck and drove down Satilla Drive toward Buford Drive when they saw the man, later identified as Arbery, running down the street. McMichael said his son drove down the street and tried to cut off Arbery. According to the report, McMichael said Arbery tried to turn around and run the other direction, where the man in the other truck, “Roddy,” tried to block him, but he was not successful.
McMichael told police he got into the bed of his truck and his son began driving after Arbery again. They saw him running again and shouted, “Stop, stop, we want to talk to you,” Gregory McMichael told police. He said his son pulled their truck alongside Arbery and again told him to shout. McMichael said his son then got out of the truck with his shotgun. According to McMichael, Arbery then began to “violently attack Travis,” and they began fighting over the shotgun.
McMichael told police his son fired a shot and a second shot before Arbery fell down to the street. McMichael said he went to check to see if Arbery had a gun. Arbery was not armed, according to police.
A transcript of a 911 call made by Gregory McMichael was obtained by WJXT-TV. In the call, McMichael said, “I’m out here at Satilla Shores and there’s a black man running down the street.”
The 911 dispatcher replied, “I just need to know what he was doing wrong, was he just on the premises and not supposed to be?” McMichael answered, “And he’s been caught on the camera a bunch before at night. It’s an ongoing thing out here.”
Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney Jackie Johnson recused herself from the case and it was given to Waycross Judicial Circuit District Attorney George Barnhill. He also recused himself because his son works in the Brunswick prosecutor’s office. Tom Durden, the prosecutor for the Atlantic Judicial Circuit, is now handling the case.
Durden issued a statement on May 5 he plans to present the case to a grand jury in Glynn County when courts reopen. Before refusing himself, Barnhill said in a letter there was no probable cause for charges because the McMichaels were legally carrying their firearms under Georgia’s open carry law, according to The New York Times. He also said the father and son were within their rights to pursue a “burglary suspect,” and attempt to make a citizen’s arrest. He wrote, according to The Times, Georgia law says, “a private person may arrest an offender if the offense is committed in his presence or within his immediate knowledge.”
Barnhill also said Travis McMichael was “allowed to use deadly force to protect himself.” The letter also mentions that Arbery has prior convictions and mental health issues. The family’s attorney, Merritt, told CNN, “The reference to … alleged conduct from high school or shoplifting is absurd and has nothing to do with his murder.”