Brunswick, Ga. Three white men were found guilty on Wednesday of the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old black man whose murder last year helped spur a national debate on racial profiling and vigilantism.
Gregory McMichael, 65, his son, Travis McMichael, 35, and his neighbor William “Roddy” Brian Jr., 52, followed Arbery in their pickup trucks as he drove through his Satilla Shores subdivision near the coastal port city of Brunswick. had run away. Little McMichael shot him.
The men later said they were attempting to arrest a civilian and that Travis McMichael was acting in self-defense, as he fired only after Arbery in his final moments, lunging for him and his gun.