The Justice Department has announced federal hate crime charges against the three Georgia men involved in the shooting of “jogger” Ahmaud Arbery.
Arbery had a history of trespassing on private property and shoplifting from stores — then claiming he was “just jogging” when he got busted.
Arbery, 25, was confronted by three men who noticed him running through their neighborhood and matching the description of someone who had been suspected in a series of previous break-ins in the area.
New evidence introduced in the criminal case against the father & son in Georgia accused of murdering Ahmaud Arbery show that Arbery had a history of claiming to be a jogger to cover for criminal activities. #BLM pic.twitter.com/AHIqOPoCPn
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) April 2, 2021
Travis McMichael, his father Gregory, and a third man, William “Roddie” Bryan, approached Arbery in a pick up truck before ultimately shooting him. The incident was recorded on a cellphone.