Friends and family members of Ahmaud Arbery were filmed this week marching in large numbers to the home of his killers, Gregory and Travis McMichael.
The 25-year-old was killed on the 23rd of February in a neighborhood outside the coastal port city of Brunswick, Georgia.
An unarmed Arbery was jogging in Georgia when he was stopped by McMichael and his father in a white pickup truck. McMichael was armed with a shotgun. Arbery appears to attempt to run around the truck before he and McMichael start struggling.
After at least 2 shots, the men continued struggling over the gun, until Arbery stumbles away, shot in the mid-section, and then collapses to the ground. He was later pronounced dead.
Video of his final moment was shared online this week, prompting an outcry from his friends and family who are now calling for the suspects to be arrested and charged.
On Tuesday, US presidential candidate Joe Biden called the shooting a ‘cold-blooded murder’ and says the family of Ahmaud Arbery need justice.
‘The video is clear: Ahmaud Arbery was killed in cold blood,’ Biden tweeted late Tuesday along with a link to a Georgia district attorney recommendation that a grand jury hears the case.
‘My heart goes out to his family, who deserve justice and deserve it now,’ the presumed Democratic nominee continued in his Twitter post. ‘It is time for a swift, full, and transparent investigation into his murder.’