LeBron James has joined the growing list of celebrities expressing outrage at the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery. Arbery, an unarmed black man was out jogging before two white men allegedly chased him down and shot him just outside Brunswick, Georgia. Neither man has been charged in the shooting. But a video showing the final moments leading up to the killing has surfaced and reignited outrage at the shooting which happened on February 23.
The 36-second video taken from inside a vehicle by an unidentified person, shows the unarmed, 25-year-old Arbery jogging on a residential road when he comes upon a white truck stopped in the street. One white man is standing in the bed of the pickup and another beside its open driver’s-side door. Both are armed, one with a shotgun.
Arbery runs around the truck and disappears from view before he reemerges. There is muffled shouting and three shots sound as Arbery tussles with the man with the shotgun before he stumbles and falls on the road. There is blood on his shirt.
The men are father and son, and neither of them have been arrested or charged.
And James is calling for justice. “We’re literally hunted EVERYDAY/EVERYTIME we step foot outside the comfort of our homes! Can’t even go for a damn jog man! Like WTF man are you kidding me?!?!?!?!?!? No man fr ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!! I’m sorry Ahmaud (Rest In Paradise) and my prayers and blessings sent to the… heavens above to your family,” James tweeted Wednesday.