Black FedEx Driver Fired After Being Shot At By 2 White Men

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A Black FedEx driver who said he was shot at by two white men in Mississippi has lost his job, according to his attorney.

On Monday (August 21), Meredith Miller, manager of global network communications for FedEx, confirmed that D’Monterrio Gibson was "no longer employed" with the company, per AP.

“I honestly feel disrespected,” Gibson told AP after he found out about his termination via email.

The news of Gibson's firing comes after a Mississippi judge declared a mistrial last week for Brandon Case and his father, Gregory Case, both of whom were charged with attempted murder for shooting at the FedEx driver. The judge said a police detective sharing information that wasn't previously disclosed to the plaintiff's and defendant's legal teams prompted the mistrial.

Gibson previously said he was driving around to deliver a package on January 24 when Gregory attempted to block him from leaving a neighborhood with his truck.

"He tries to cut me off and like instantly, my instincts kicked in. I swerved by him," Gibson told GMA in February.

As he was trying to drive away, Gibson said he spotted Brandon pointing a gun at his delivery van.

"When he got past him, the guy started shooting towards his vehicle. The back of his vehicle was hit several times," Carlos Moore, Gibson's attorney, said at the time. Gibson wasn't injured in the shooting but the delivery vehicle and some packages were left with bullet holes, according to a police report.

In the aftermath of the shooting, Gibson was placed on worker's compensation leave, receiving about one-third of his pay. He was fired on July 26, according to his termination email. The company attempted to deliver a letter and documents about his firing on July 31.

Gibson's attorney said FedEx fired him after he didn't take a part-time, non-courier job they offered in mid-July. It's unclear if the company gave Gibson a deadline to accept the position.

“They can’t tell me when I should be ready to come back,” Gibson said, noting that he's still coping with anxiety and has trouble sleeping following the shooting.

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