Ahmaud Arbery’s father says the two white men accused of fatally shooting his unarmed son in Georgia attacked like they were “hunting an animal.”
Marcus Arbery reacted Saturday to new footage of his 25-year-old son, who is black, entering a home that was under construction, then coming back out, minutes before he was gunned down in a white neighborhood outside of Brunswick, news station WSB-TV reported.
“If he committed a crime, why don’t you call the authorities?” he said. “But you came at him like you were hunting an animal.”
His son was jogging on Feb. 23 when police believe a father and son, Gregory McMichael, 64, and Travis McMichael, 34, chased him down and fatally shot him.
The father and son have claimed that they shot Ahmaud because they believed he was a burglary suspect.
They were not arrested until Thursday, and now face charges of felony murder and aggravated assault.
“Whatever they are trying to do to justify what they did, they can’t do it,” Ahmaud’s uncle Gary Arbery told the outlet.