GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has arrested Gregory and Travis McMichael for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery.
Gregory & Travis McMichael have been arrested for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery. There will be a press conference tomorrow morning at 9 AM in Brunswick, GA (1 Conservation Way). https://t.co/jBhe4eIpeW pic.twitter.com/PEsOdnyXdR— GA Bureau of Invest (@GBI_GA) May 8, 2020
They were both charged with murder and aggravated assault. The McMichaels were taken into custody and will be booked into the Glynn County Jail, GBI said.
The GBI will hold press conference 9 a.m. EDT Friday.
JUST IN: We just got in the the mugshots of Gregory and Travis McMichael, arrested and charged with the murder of Ahmaud Arbery: https://t.co/m1cMpOqHGH pic.twitter.com/UDIKHHkoTY— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) May 8, 2020
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.
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This case is being investigated in partnership with District Attorney Tom Durden.
On May 5, Durden formally requested the GBI investigate the death of Ahmaud Arbery. The Kingsland Office initiated an investigation on May 6.
On April 29, the Glynn County Police Department (GCPD) requested that the GBI investigate allegations of threats against GCPD and individuals involved in the active investigation.
On the morning of May 5, GCPD requested the GBI investigate the public release of video related to Arbery’s death.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp told reporters that he’s confident the agency will “find the truth.”
The Associated Press contributed to this story.
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