UPDATE May 8, 2020, 4 p.m. ET:
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AJC) -- Two Glynn County commissioners say District Attorney Jackie Johnson’s office refused to allow the Glynn County Police Department to make arrests immediately after the Feb. 23 shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Travis McMichael, 34, and his father Greg McMichael, 64, were arrested Thursday, more than two months after the fatal shooting. They were denied bond Friday afternoon.
Greg McMichael, now retired, once worked as an investigator in Johnson’s office. Johnson recused herself from the case within days of the shooting.
UPDATE May 7, 2020, 9:10 p.m. ET:
GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. (WSB) -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has arrested Gregory and Travis McMichael for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery. They were both charged with murder and aggravated assault. The McMichaels were taken into custody and will be booked into the Glynn County Jail, WSB-TV reports.
On February 23, Arbery, 25, was in the Satilla Shores neighborhood in Brunswick when both Gregory and Travis McMichael confronted Arbery with two firearms. During the encounter, Travis McMichael shot and killed Arbery.
May 5, 2020:
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (WJXT) -- A Brunswick district attorney on Tuesday recommended that a grand jury review the fatal February shooting death of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery, who friends say was killed while jogging in a suburban Brunswick neighborhood.
The recommendation came on the same day that graphic cellphone video purportedly showing the deadly confrontation between Arbery and Travis McMichael, the son of a former district attorney investigator, was posted by Georgia radio station WGIG and circulated widely on social media sites.
No one disputes that McMichael, son of Brunswick District Attorney’s Office investigator Greg McMichael, shot and killed Arbery, but he was not immediately charged because Travis McMichael claimed he was acting within the scope of a citizen’s arrest.
News4Jax reviewed the 30-second cellphone video before it was removed from the radio station’s website.
The video, which seems to have been recorded by someone driving behind the vehicle, appears to show Arbery running toward a white truck that is stopped in the middle of the street. Travis McMichael, who appears to be standing outside the parked truck, and Arbery then become engaged in a struggle over what looks to be a shotgun.
The gunshots can be heard on the video within a seven-second span. Arbery is seen trying to run away before falling to the ground with bloodstains on his white shirt.
Travis McMichael later told police he suspected that Arbery was burglarizing houses under construction in the Brunswick neighborhood.