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GBI searches home of suspects in Ahmaud Arbery shooting

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BRUNSWICK — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation conducted a search of the home of Gregory and Travis McMichael Tuesday evening.

This investigative act is part of the Ahmaud Arbery murder investigation. The GBI is not releasing any further details about the search due to the active and ongoing case.

The GBI arrested the McMichaels May 7 for the deadly shooting in that occurred in February. Both were charged with murder and aggravated assault.

On Feb. 23, Arbery was in the Satilla Shores neighborhood in Brunswick, when both Gregory and Travis McMichael confronted Arbery with two firearms. During the encounter, GBI officials say Travis McMichael shot and killed Arbery.

The arrest and investigation is a result of heightened interest in the case after a cell phone video of the slaying was released to the public and went viral on the Internet. The video has led to an outcry from elected officials, including Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and the public at large.


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