A video showing the horrific moment young black man who was jogging was shot dead two armed white men has surfaced on the internet.
The young balck man identified as Ahmaud Arbery, 25, was shot and killed in Brunswick, a coastal city about midway between Savannah and Jacksonville, Florida, on Feb. 23 as he was running through the Satilla Shores neighborhood.
The video shows that Arbery was chased and gunned down by the two white men.
The men — Gregory and Travis McMichael, the former a retired district attorney investigator and police detective — armed themselves and followed Arbery in Travis McMichael’s pickup truck after seeing him jog by; they later told police officers they believed Arbery to be a suspect in two burglaries in the area.
Lawyers for the family of Arbery in Georgia, are calling for authorities to make arrests.
“There are a number of agencies that can go out and make these arrests today. That is our demand. The men who murdered Ahmaud should be prosecuted,” attorney Lee Merritt said.
Merritt called on District Attorney Thomas Durden, an outside prosecutor based in Liberty County who was assigned to the case, to issue an arrest warrant and indict Gregory and Travis McMichael.
“We respect that there is a legal process that must be followed in order for formal indictments to take place, but for the safety of this community, for the respect of Ahmaud Arbery’s memory, we demand that … these men be arrested,” Merritt told reporters Wednesday.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced Wednesday that it joined the inquiry at Durden’s request.
“I advised him that we would hit the ground running this morning. We’ve now assigned this case to three of our experienced, supervisory-level agents,” GBI Director Vic Reynolds said.
“I’m confident we’ll do justice in this matter.”
The attorneys also released the video that appears to show the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery.
Watch video below.