Former Cop & Son Charged In The Shooting Death Of Ahmaud Arbery

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A former law enforcement officer and his son have finally been arrested and charged with the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery.

Gregory McMichael, 64, and Travis McMichael, 34, were arrested before being booked into the Glynn County Jail, the Georgia Bureau of Investigations announced in a news release Thursday evening. 

The arrest came just a day after the Georgia Bureau of Investigations confirmed that they would be looking into Ahmaud's murder.

"Our goal in every investigation is to seek the truth," GBI Director Vic Reynolds told reporters Wednesday. "And that's exactly what we intend on doing in this matter. I realize that emotions are running high in this community and they're running high throughout the state, and the last thing anyone wants to do is extend us any patience. But I also realize that this investigation must be done correctly and therefore I must ask for a little of your patience."