Arbery, a 25-year old African American who was a known jogger in the area, was reportedly jogging through the neighbourhood when the men decided that they were going to make a citizen’s arrest because they suspected him to be a robber.
Gregory says that before the situation escalated that he asked Ahmaud to “stop” so that they could talk. But the video shows that a lot more happened than just that. The video shows that Arbery was aggressively being pursued by the two men in their vehicle. One of the men had a shotgun, and as Arbery appeared to be defending himself, he was then shot at least twice.
It took more than two months for it to happen, but after the video was leaked and the case began receiving high profile attention from the like of Democratic Nominee Joe Biden, CNN reports that the two aggressors were finally taken into custody and booked into the Glynn County Jail.
Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump said that it was outrageous that it took this long for the pair to be arrested.
“It’s a travesty of justice that they enjoyed their freedom for 74 days after taking the life of a young Black man who was simply jogging,” he told reporters.