Sad that history continues to repeat itself. If this story doesn’t ring a bell; remember Ahmad Arbery; a black man who was shot by a white father son duo. However in this case; the FedEx Driver whose name is D’Monterrio Gibson; says he was on a normal route in Brookhaven, Mississippi on February 10; when he noticed he was being chased by two white men.
Black FedEx Driver Saw The Men Who Shot At Him
He says the incident happened around 7 pm; just after he was pulling out of a driveway delivering a package.
According to USA Today as he was pulling out the driveway, he noticed a white pickup truck leaving another residence at the same time he was backing out the customers driveway.
Gibson said the truck driver tried to cut him off as he exited the driveway, causing Gibson to swerve around him. Then, he said another man was standing in the street and pointing a gun at Gibson’s vehicle.
“I drive down about two or three houses. There’s another guy standing in the middle of the street pointing a gun at my windows and signaling to me to stop with his hands, as well as mouthing the word, ‘Stop.’ I shake my head no; I hide behind the steering wheel; and I swerve around him as well. As I swerve around him, he starts firing shots into my vehicle.” Keep in mind, Gibson was wearing his FedEx uniform and driving a Hertz rental van provided to him by FedEx.
“On the heels of the death of Ahmaud Arbery, we could have had the same situation here,” said James Bryant, a California-based attorney assisting with the case. To add further insult to injury, the criminals ( Gregory Case and his son Brandon Case); are only charged with conspiracy and shooting into a motor vehicle.
“Black drivers are afraid to deliver packages in certain neighborhoods,” Carlos E. Moore, one of Gibson’s attorneys, said at a Thursday news conference, adding that many Black delivery drivers across the country have shared similar experiences with him since the Jan. 24 attack.