SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTGS) — A day to honor Ahmaud Arbery will be observed in Georgia thanks to a resolution passed by the state House.
State Rep. Sandra Scott introduced the resolution designating Feb. 23 "annually in the State of Georgia as The Ahmaud Arbery Day."
The date was chosen because that was the day two years ago in 2020 that 25-year-old Arbery was shot and killed while jogging in a Glynn County neighborhood.
Father and son Greg and Travis McMichael armed themselves and chased Arbery in a pickup truck after spotting the Black man running in their coastal Georgia subdivision. A neighbor, William “Roddie” Bryan, recorded cellphone video of Travis McMichael blasting Arbery with a shotgun.
All three men were convicted of murder last fall in a Georgia state court.
They're now standing trial in a separate case in federal court, charged with violating Arbery's civil rights and targeting him because he was Black. The McMichaels and Bryan have pleaded not guilty.