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A black FedEx driver who said two white men shot at him has been fired, his lawyer says

A black FedEx driver who said he was shot at and chased by two white men while delivering packages in Mississippi last year has been fired, his lawyer told CNN.

D’Monterrio Gibson, 25, was fired for not accepting a part-time courier job the company offered in mid-July, FedEx told CNN affiliate WAPT.

In an email to CNN, FedEx spokesperson Meredith Miller said, “We can confirm that Mr. Gibson is no longer employed by FedEx.” Miller did not answer additional questions from CNN.

Last week, a mistrial was declared in the trial of Gregory and Brandon Case, a white father and son charged with attempted murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and shooting into a motor vehicle, according to court documents.

The mistrial was declared after a video capturing a police interview with Gibson after the incident was not turned over to the prosecution or defense by the Brookhaven Police Department, Moore said. CNN has contacted the department for comment.

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Prosecutors said they will try the case again, WAPT reported.

Gibson said he was chased and shot at by the men while delivering packages to the southwestern Mississippi town of Brookhaven in January 2022. He was not injured.

The day after the shooting, Gibson said, FedEx put him on the same route the incident took place. After working that route for two days, he said, he began to experience anxiety and nearly had a panic attack. FedEx had voluntarily paid for Gibson’s therapy.

Before he was fired, Gibson was on compensatory leave.

“FedEx has shown its true colors,” Gibson’s attorney said in a statement to CNN Monday night. “It has never cared about my client’s black life. How can an employer be so callous and tone-deaf and fire a dedicated employee after he almost lost his life working for the company?”

Moore said he looks forward to “holding FedEx accountable in a court of law for intentionally inflicting emotional distress for sending Mr. Gibson back by the same, very dangerous route, the next day after the Cases attack.”

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CNN’s Shawn Nottingham, Holly Yan, Rebekah Riess and Mitchell McCluskey contributed to this report.

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