Died on Feb. 23, 2020 in Glynn County, Georgia
While jogging, Arbery was followed by 3 men in 2 trucks. He tried to evade their pursuit, but they blocked his escape. When he turned to defend himself, Travis McMichael killed him with 3 shotgun blasts. “Do you got him?” another pursuer said. One of them recorded Arbery’s shooting, and the video went viral only months later, resulting in all three men being arrested for murder in early May. The men apparently assumed Arbery was responsible for thefts in the area, although none had been reported for 7 weeks. There was reportedly a Confederate flag sticker on the toolbox in McMichael’s truck bed. The US Justice Dept. is investigating Arbery’s murder as a hate crime.