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White Father and Son Arrested for Chasing and Shooting at Black Driver D’Monterrio Gibson

HeadlineFeb 14, 2022

In Mississippi, two white men have been arrested and charged in the chase and shooting of D’Monterrio Gibson, a 24-year-old Black FedEx driver. Gibson, who was uninjured in the attack, was delivering a package on January 24 in the city of Brookhaven, when the two white men — whom he had never interacted with before — started chasing him. The pursuit lasted for about seven minutes. In a press conference Thursday, Gibson said he believes that Brandon Case and his father, Gregory Case, chased and shot at him because he is Black, and likely thought he didn’t belong in the neighborhood. His attorney has called this a “copycat crime” of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery. This is D’Monterrio Gibson speaking last week about what happened.

D’Monterrio Gibson: “A white pickup truck starts approaching me from their house. I’m thinking they’re just leaving, leaving their yard just to go somewhere. But then they get, like, extremely close to me, start blowing the horn, so I thought I was in their way. I proceeded to try to leave the yard, and the dude, or whoever was in the truck, tried to cut me off. I swerve around him, and I just like start hitting the gas to try to get out of there. I didn’t know what his intentions were. I drive down about two or three houses, and there’s another guy standing in the middle of the road with a gun pointed in my window. And he’s trying to — he’s mouthing the words to stop me. He’s on his hands like this with the gun: Stop. I shake my head no. I start hiding behind the steering wheel, hoping he don’t shoot inside the van. And I swerve around him, as well. When I swerve around him, he starts firing shots into my van.”

In Georgia, a jury will be selected and opening arguments are expected today in the federal hate crimes trial of the three white men who were convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery.

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