A white father and son from Mississippi have been charged with chasing and shooting at a black FedEx driver while he was delivering packages in January.
Gregory Case, 58, and his son Brandon, 35, were indicted by a grand jury on Friday for attempted first-degree murder, conspiracy, and shooting into a vehicle.
In the case, both men were only charged with conspiracy and aggravated assault, prompting accusations of racism throughout the city of Brookhaven, which is located 55 miles south of Jackson.
FedEx driver D’Monterrio Gibson, 24, fought for the two men’s indictment for nearly ten months.
“It was an extremely long process to get this far into the case,” Gibson told WLBT-TV. “I feel like most of the time, I was treated like a suspect rather than a victim.”
On Jan. 24, the father and son allegedly confronted Gibson while he was delivering packages for FedEx on their Brookhaven street. Gibson, dressed in a FedEx uniform and driving an unmarked car rented by the company, noticed an approaching white pickup truck.
Gregory Case’s truck then began honking and driving more aggressively behind him.
“As I’m leaving the driveway, he starts driving in the grass trying to cut me off. My instincts kick in, I swerve around him, and I start hitting the gas trying to get out of the neighborhood because I don’t know what his intentions are,” Gibson told the Mississippi Free Press earlier this year.
As he drove away, he noticed a man standing in the middle of the street, pointing a gun at him and signaling for him to come to a halt. Gibson claimed that the man, later identified as Brandon Case, fired at him as he drove away, damaging the vehicle as well as the packages inside.
The son then got into his father’s pickup truck and chased Gibson until he got onto an interstate highway, firing multiple times at the truck. Gibson was not hurt in the fight.
Carlos Moore, Gibson’s attorney, compared the incident to the death of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old black man who was running through a Georgia suburb when three white men chased him down and fatally shot him in 2020.
“I know that Dr. King said, ‘Justice delayed isn’t justice denied,’ but nearly 10 months from the date he was accosted, assaulted, almost killed, we finally have indictments,” Moore said.