BROOKHAVEN, Mississippi (AP) — A father and son were indicted by a grand jury on charges of chasing and shooting a FedEx driver after he unloaded a package in a Mississippi city in January.
Brandon and Gregory Case, both white, were rearrested Friday and charged with attempted first-degree murder, conspiracy and shooting into the car of DiMontario Gibson, who is black. .
Gibson, 24, was not injured. But in Brookhaven, about 90 kilometers south of the state capital, Jackson, chases and shootings have sparked racist complaints on social media.
Gibson and his attorney, Carlos Moore, said they pressured prosecutors to secure charges for nearly 10 months.
“It’s been a very long process to get this far into the case,” Gibson said. WLBT-TV“Most of the time I feel like I was treated like a suspect rather than a victim.”
Moore Murder of Ahmad ArberyIn 2020, a 25-year-old black man was running empty-handed through a Georgia subdivision when three strange white men chased him and blew him up with a shotgun.
Moore is federal hate crime investigation on the case. A Justice Department spokesman confirmed to his Associated Press in February that the Justice Department had received a request to investigate the matter and is considering the request to determine next steps. did. The department did not provide an update on Tuesday.
Wearing a FedEx uniform, Gibson said he was driving an unmarked van rented by FedEx when he dropped off a package at his Brookhaven home on Jan. 24. Another house on the same large lot.
The pickup driver tried to get in his way as he tried to get out of the driveway, he said. Gibson swerved around him and encountered a second man pointing a gun at the van and moving to stop. Gibson said the man opened fire as he drove off, damaging the van and luggage. He said a white pickup followed him to an interstate near Brookhaven before ending his chase.
Attorneys for the Brandon and Gregory case did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The case was first arrested in February and released after posting a bond for a lower fee. Told. Brookhaven Daily Reader.
Moore does not expect the case to go to trial until May 2023 at the earliest.