Runners Move to Support Justice for Ahmaud Arbery, Slain Runner from Georgia – Women’s Running

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Runners across the country are seeking justice for and honoring the memory of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old black man who was shot and killed on February 23 while he was on an afternoon run near his home in southeast Georgia.

Arbery, who friends and family say was a former high school football star and ran often to stay in shape, was confronted by two white men—a father and son who told police they thought Arbery was a suspect in neighborhood break-ins. After being chased down by the men in a truck, Arbery and the son struggled in the street over the son’s shotgun. Arbery was shot and died, according to the police report.

During the 911 call, a neighbor said that Arbery had stopped at a nearby house that was under construction, but police documents do not indicate that he was armed. The two men involved in the incident, Gregory McMichael, 64, and Travis McMichael, 34,…

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