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USA: Family demands arrests after son shot and killed

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<p>In the United States, the family of a Georgia man, killed after being pursued by white armed men are demanding arrests more than two months after the killing.</p> <p>The armed father and son claimed they suspected he was a burglar.</p> <p>A video of the February 23 shooting of 25 year old Ahmaud Arbery purported to show the incident has stoked fury after it surfaced online Tuesday.</p> <p>“We are all relieved that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation as of last night started an independent investigation. We are hopeful that this investigation will do a lot more than the original investigation to uncover the truth and lead to the arrest of these men”, Attorney Lee Merritt said.</p> <p>His mother, Wanda Cooper Jones, told reporters Wednesday she believed her son “was just out for his daily jog” in a neighbourhood outside the port city of Brunswick. She hasn’t watched the video.</p> <p>“He had ambitions, I mean he had plans. Ahmaud was still young. He had dreams that wasn’t fulfilled”, Cooper Jones said.</p> <p>Tom Durden, the district attorney appointed to oversee the case, declined to comment Tuesday when asked if the video depicts Arbery’s shooting.</p> <p>According to an incident report filed by Glynn County police, Arbery was shot after two men spotted him running in their neighborhood on a Sunday afternoon. </p> <p><strong>Photo by Arbery’s family</strong></p>

We are hopeful that this investigation will do a lot more than the original investigation to uncover the truth and lead to the arrest of these men.

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