2 set for test firing on FedEx drivers in Mississippi

BROOKHAVEN, Mississippi (AP) — A trial has been set for August for two white men in Mississippi accused Hunt and shoot a black FedEx driver who had left a package at a house.

Brandon Case and his father Gregory Charles Case were charged Nov on charges of attempted first-degree murder, conspiracy and shooting in D’Monterrio Gibson’s vehicle in January 2022.

On Monday, Lincoln County Circuit Court Judge David Strong set Aug. 8 as the start of her trial Daily leader reported.

Gibson, then 24, was unharmed. But the chase and shooting sparked complaints of racism on social media in Brookhaven, about 55 miles south of the state capital of Jackson.

During a press conference days after the incident, Gibson said he was wearing a FedEx uniform and driving an unmarked delivery truck that FedEx had rented when dropping off a package at a home. He said as he was leaving he noticed a white pickup truck pulling away from another home on the same large lot.

Gibson said the pickup driver tried to stop him as he was exiting the driveway. Gibson said he drove around the driver and then encountered a second man who had a gun trained on the van and motioned for him to stop. Gibson said the man fired as he drove away, damaging the van and the packages inside. He said the white pickup truck chased him to Interstate 55 near Brookhaven before ending the pursuit.

Carlos Moore, an attorney representing Gibson in a civil suit in federal court, likened the incident to the 2020 killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old black man who ran empty-handed through a Georgia subdivision when three white strangers gave chase knocked him down and blew him up with a shotgun.

The lawsuit, which Moore filed on behalf of Gibson in January 2023, is pending. It’s against FedEx, the City of Brookhaven, the Brookhaven Police Commissioner Kenny Collins, the Brandon case and the Gregory Charles case.


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