A white Mississippi father and son accused of stalking and shooting at a black FedEx driver while he was delivering packages in January have faced new charges.
A grand jury on Friday charged Gregory Case, 58, and his son Brandon, 35, with attempted first-degree murder, conspiracy and shooting in a vehicle.
Both men were charged only with conspiracy and aggravated assault in the case, sparking accusations of racism across the town of Brookhaven, which is 55 miles south of Jackson.
FedEx driver D’Monterrio Gibson, 24, fought for almost 10 months to get the two men charged.
“It’s been an extremely long process getting this far into the case,” Gibson told WLBT-TV. “I feel like most of the time I’ve been treated like a suspect and not a victim.”
On Jan. 24, the father and son reportedly approached Gibson as he was delivering packages for FedEx on their street in Brookhaven. Gibson, who wore a FedEx uniform and was driving an unmarked company-rented car, noticed a white pickup truck approaching.
The truck, driven by Gregory Case, then started honking and followed him more aggressively.
“As I exit the driveway he starts driving in the grass and tries to cut me off. My instincts kicked in, I’m driving around him and accelerating 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 person standing in the middle of the road, pointing a gun at him and motioning for him to stop. Gibson said the man, later identified as Brandon Case, shot him as he drove away, damaging both the vehicle and the packages inside.
The son then got into his father’s pickup truck and the two chased Gibson until he made it onto a freeway, shooting the truck multiple times. Gibson was not injured in the altercation.
Gibson’s attorney Carlos Moore compared the incident to the 2020 killing of Ahmaud Arbery, the 25-year-old black man who was running through a Georgia suburb when three white men chased him and fatally shot him.
“I know that Dr. King said, ‘Justice delayed is not justice denied,’ but nearly 10 months from the date he was approached, assaulted and nearly killed, we finally have indictments,” Moore said.
The cases were first arrested in February and released after posting bail on lesser charges. They are currently held on $500,000 bonds.