Two white Mississippi men in January 2022 allegedly shot a black FedEx driver named D’Monterrio Gibson. In the trial of two white men in Mississippi, opening statements were made briefly on Tuesday. As per reports, Gibson was chased and shot at by the defendants, Brandon Case and his father Gregory Charles Case.
Following Gibson’s delivery of a parcel to a house in January 2022, the incident took place. Both the men were indicted in November on charges of attempted first-degree murder, conspiracy, and shooting into Gibson’s vehicle.
Who is D’Monterrio Gibson?
D’Monterrio Gibson is 25 years old. The incident sparked concerns about racism, leading to discussions on social media. Fortunately, he did not sustain any injuries during the chase and gunfire. Currently, the court case is taking place in Brookhaven, which is about 55 miles (90 kilometers) south of Jackson, the state capital.
Gibson, who was operating a rented van with the Hertz emblem visible on three sides, was delivering packages for FedEx on January 24, 2022, according to District Attorney Dee Bates. Gregory Case attempted to block the van’s exit after dropping off a package at a house on a dead-end road with a pickup truck. The prosecutor stated that Brandon Case then emerged from the house with a gun.
Gibson at a news conference disclosed that he had been driving an unmarked vehicle that had been rented by FedEx while wearing a FedEx uniform. He claimed that he had successfully delivered an item to a house. He spotted a white pickup truck leaving from another residence on the same large acreage as he was leaving.
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Gibson recalled how the pickup truck’s driver tried to obstruct his escape as he was leaving the driveway. He was able to get around the pickup and then came across a second person who pointed a gun in the direction of his van and motioned for him to stop.