Officials arrest 2 men seen on camera fatally shooting unarmed black man

Gregory and Travis McMichael, the father and son who were caught on video in the fatal incident, have been arrested and charged with the assault and murder of Ahmaud Arbery.
3:00 | 05/08/20

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Now to that breaking news overnight in the case of the young unarmed black man who was shot and killed while out jogging. The father and son caught on camera in that fatal incident have now been arrested and charged with murder. Steve osunsami has the latest. Reporter: The two men in this violent video that has angered most who have seen it are now under arrest this morning. Gregory and Travis Mcmichael, a father and son, are seen here being taken into custody in photos from "The daily mail." Investigators who came in and took over the case days ago have charged them both with assault and murder of 25-year-old ahmaud arbery. This is long overdue and this is just one step toward justice with a long way to go. Reporter: Detectives looking through every second of the cell phone video that shows the young black man jogging through a south Georgia neighborhood near his home in February. When he runs into this white pickup truck -- There's a black male running down the street. Reporter: The two men charged were waiting for him with their guns and say they believe he was the same person breaking into homes. They chased him here. There's a guy in a house right now. Was he just on the premises and not supposed to be. He's been caught on the camera a bunch before night. Reporter: Gregory Mcmichael, the father used to work in county law enforcement and that slowed the investigation. Two current prosecutors recused themselves from the case. One of them in this letter shared that he'd seen the video and did not see grounds for an arrest saying that arbery initiated the fight and under Georgia law Mcmichael was allowed to use deadly force to protect himself. I think it was absurd that he made the hill that ahmaud was the aggressor. He was clearly defending himself and fighting for his life. Reporter: Arbery's friends and family are still grieving. Ahmaud most of all was loved by his family and peers. I mean, ahmaud didn't deserve to go the way that he went. Reporter: This state's top law enforcement agency was able to do in two days what three local prosecutors couldn't. Today this family would have been celebrating their son's birthday. There are tributes around the Michael. Also with mother's day coming around the corner, thank you so much, Steve, for that.

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