- Black FedEx driver D’Monterrio Gibson said he was chased and shot at by two white men.
- Supervisors told Gibson to “complete his route” after the incident, said Gibson’s lawyer.
- FedEx said it “takes situations of this nature very seriously” and is supporting Gibson.
A Black FedEx driver who was said he was chased and shot at while making deliveries was told by supervisors to “complete his route” after the incident, according to his lawyer.
He said he was shot at because the two white men thought he was “suspicious,” per the outlet. He said he was wearing his FedEx uniform, it added. Gibson escaped the incident.
His lawyer, Rodney Diggs, said Gibson made complaints to multiple supervisors but they “didn’t show any concern.”
“In fact, what they wanted Mr. Gibson to do was complete his route, complete his route — after he just almost lost his life. You have bullet fragments in the truck and in the car,” Diggs said, according to a video posted on Twitter by NowThis outlet. Diggs verified the video to Insider.
“Clearly, someone that young that has dealt with this sort of shooting as it happened in the Ahmaud Arbery style is suffering from stress, and for sure, PTSD,” said Diggs, referring Arbery, a Black man who was killed in a shooting after being chased by Gregory and Travis McMichael, a father and son.
“You shouldn’t require young, Black male who just experienced racism at its highest height in 2022 to continue to do work,” Diggs added.
—NowThis (@nowthisnews) February 11, 2022
When asked if Gibson will be taking any action against FedEx for asking him to complete his route, Diggs told Insider “we are still exploring all legal options available to Mr. Gibson.”
FedEx told Insider it “takes situations of this nature very seriously, and we are shocked by this criminal act against our team member, D’Monterrio Gibson.”
“The safety of our team members is our top priority, and we remain focused on his wellbeing,” said FedEx’s senior communications specialist Joseph Miner. The company will continue supporting Gibson as it cooperates with investigating authorities, he said.
Two men, Gregory Case and his son, Brandon Case, turned themselves into the police on February 1, the Mississippi Free Press reported.
Gregory Case has been charged with conspiracy and Brandon Case has been charged with aggravated assault, per the media outlet.