The three white men accused in the death of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man who was shot while he was jogging through a Glynn County, Ga., neighborhood this year, were indicted by a grand jury Wednesday.
Gregory and Travis McMichael, a father and son, as well as William “Roddie” Bryan, were charged in May in the Feb. 23 killing of Arbery.
Cobb County District Attorney Joyette Holmes announced the indictment on nine counts, including malice murder, felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment.
“This is another step forward in seeking justice for Ahmaud. Our team from the Cobb Judicial Circuit has been committed to effectively bringing forward the evidence in this case, and today was no exception,” Holmes said in a statement.
“We will continue to be intentional in the pursuit of justice for this family and the community at large as the prosecution of this case continues.”
Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, was killed by Greg and Travis McMichael, a white father and son, armed themselves and pursued the 25-year-old as he ran through their neighborhood.
He died from three shotgun wounds, two of them to the chest during a clash with Travis McMichael.
Greg McMichael told police he suspected Mr. Arbery was a burglar and that he attacked his son before being shot.
The third suspect, William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. was arrested with the warrant alleging he tried ‘to confine and detain’ Mr. Arbery without legal authority by ‘utilizing his vehicle on multiple occasions’ before the victim was shot.