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Two men have been charged with murder in the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery. Travis McMichael, 34, and his father, former cop Greg McMichael, 64, were taken into custody and charged with murder and aggravated assault, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced late Thursday.

The McMichaels are charged with pursuing and shooting 25-year-old Arbery as he ran down a road in a majority white neighborhood in Brunswick, Georgia on Feb. 23.

His mother insists he was jogging, but the McMicaels say he was caught on video burglarizing a home.

Arbery's death sparked protests that exploded into rage with the release of a graphic video that shows the violent confrontation between Arbery and Travis McMichael that ended in Arbery's death.

Former Vice President Joe Biden weighed in on the case on Twitter.com Tuesday. He said the video is "clear" and Arbery was ambushed and "killed in cold blood." He wrote that his heart goes out to Arbery's family and he called for a transparent investigation into the "murder".

Georgia's Gov. Brian Kemp called the video "absolutely horrific" and promised to "find the truth".