The haunting video showed Ahmaud jogging down the street when he was stopped and confronted by the McMichaels. A brief struggle between Travis and Ahmaud took place before gunfire … and Ahmaud fell to the ground.
Both men had been free since the February 23 incident, but when the video leaked this week there was mounting pressure for them to be arrested. The GBI officially took over the case Thursday from local cops in Brunswick, GA.
A 911 call from that day was also released Thursday. In the call, you can hear who appears to be Gregory McMichael talking to a dispatcher, saying, “He’s running right now. There he goes right now.”
There were allegations of corruption because the elder McMichael used to be an investigator for the Glynn County D.A.’s Office. After the video came out, the D.A. formally asked the GBI to investigate the now 2-and-a-half-month-old case.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigations arrested the McMichaels Thursday … both have been booked into Glynn County Jail for murder and aggravated assault.
Gregory McMichael and Travis McMichael — the white father and son seen on video confronting Ahmaud Arbery and then shooting him — have been arrested for murder.
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Arbery’s murder suspects just went before the judge via video conference to face their charges.
However, a Glynn County Magistrate clerk says that Gregory and Travis McMichael were denied bond today during their initial hearing due to the severity of the crimes.
Outside the courthouse, a crowd gathered to sing happy birthday to Ahmaud. He would have been 26 today.