Ahmaud Arbery Biography | Ahmed Arbery Wiki
Ahmed Arbery was a 25-year-old African-American citizen who was shot to death while jogging in a neighborhood outside Brunswick, Georgia, after being pursued by two white men in a pickup truck.
Ahmaud Arbery Age
His exact birthdate has not been disclosed. However, Ahmaud was 25 years old by the time of his death on February 23, 2020. Friday 8, May 2020 would have been Ahmaud Arbery’s 26th birthday.
Ahmaud Arbery Height
Ahmaud appeared to be quite tall in stature if his photos, relative to his surroundings, are anything to go by. However, details regarding his actual height and other body measurements are currently not publicly available. We are keeping tabs and will update this information once it is out.
Ahmaud Arbery Parents
Arbery’s parents, Wanda Cooper-Jones and Marcus Arbery Sr., and their attorneys, Ben Crump and S. Lee Merritt held a video news conference on May 6.
“He was my baby boy that I actually had on Mother’s Day of 1994,” Cooper-Jones said. “He was the baby of the family. But that being said, Ahmaud was his sister and brother’s keeper.”
Cooper-Jones added: “His spirit was good … He was the ‘yes, ma’am’ and ‘no, ma’am’ type of fellow.”
Cooper-Jones recalled the police telling her that her son was shot dead by a homeowner during a home burglary. It was only after his funeral that she came across a news article reporting that he was killed in the street, not a home or a yard, First Coast News reported. So she began to look into the circumstances of his death.
Ahmaud Arbery Death and Shooting
Arbery was out running in his neighborhood outside Brunswick, Georgia, at about 1 p.m. on February 23. He was followed and gunned down by a 64-year-old former police officer, Gregory McMichael, and his 34-year-old son, Travis McMichael, both of whom are white.
The shooting was captured on video by a witness in a nearby car, Reuters reported. The shocking footage has been shared widely on social media and has prompted a wave of protests and demands for justice.
On Thursday 7, May 2020, the police in Georgia arrested Gregory and Travis McMichael. The two were charged with murder and aggravated assault, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced. Travis McMichael’s father told the responding officer, J. Brandeberry, that Arbery caught their attention because he resembled a man accused of a rash of residential break-ins. He said the two decided to grab their guns and chase him.
“McMichael stated he was in his front yard and saw the suspect from the break-ins ‘hauling ass’ down Satilla Drive toward Burford Drive,” Brandeberry’s report said.
“McMichael stated he then ran inside his house and called to Travis (McMichael) and said, ‘Travis, the guy is running down the street let’s go,'” the report continued. “McMichael stated he went to his bedroom and grabbed his .357 Magnum and Travis grabbed his shotgun because they ‘didn’t know if the male was armed or not.'”
Jumping into their white pickup truck, the pair chased Arbery and tried to block his path, but he turned around and jogged away, the report said. They pursued him, with Gregory McMichael shouting, “Stop, stop, we want to talk to you,” before pulling up near Arbery.
At that point, Travis McMichael got out of the truck with his shotgun, the report said, adding that Gregory McMichael said Arbery “began to violently attack Travis.”
“The two men then started fighting over the shotgun at which point Travis fired a shot and then a second later there was a second shot,” the report said. “McMichael stated the male fell face down on the pavement with his hand under his body.”
Gregory McMichael said he rolled the man over to see if he had a weapon, the report said. He did not. When he arrived, Brandeberry saw that Gregory McMichael had blood on his hands from rolling over the body. Gregory and Travis McMichael were arrested on May 7. Both men have been charged with murder and aggravated assault.
Ahmaud Arbery Suspects Arrested
Gregory and Travis McMichael were arrested on May 7, weeks after the killing. Two prosecutors in the area recused themselves before the case landed in the hands of Tom Durden.
Gregory McMichael worked as an investigator for the Glynn County District Attorney’s Office until his retirement in May 2019, a spokesman for the office told Insider. That prompted the recusal of Jackie Johnson, the district attorney from the Brunswick Judicial Circuit.
The case was passed off to George Barnhill, the district attorney for the neighboring Waycross Judicial Circuit, but he stepped aside as well because his son also worked for Johnson, said a letter he sent to Glynn County Police Capt.
Ahmaud Arbery Obituary
His obituary described him as “humble, kind and well mannered,” and someone who “always made sure he never departed from his loved ones without an ‘I Love You.'” He enjoyed telling jokes and spending time with his family and friends, and he “had a smile that would light up a room.”
Arbery was also a sports fan; basketball and football were his favorites. On the football field, his jersey number was 21, “which was passed down from his older brother, Marcus, Jr,” his obituary said, noting that he studied at Brunswick High School and South Georgia Technical College.
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