Ohio Man Who Shot a Mail Carrier Indicted on Federal Charges

DAYTON OH – A Dayton man has been charged federally after allegedly shooting a United States Postal Service mail carrier.

A federal grand jury has charged Christopher O. Gibson, 47, with assaulting and injuring a United States employee with a deadly weapon and using a firearm during a crime of violence. Gibson allegedly shot the postal worker as the worker delivered mail near Gibson’s home on Arlene Avenue in Dayton.

According to court documents, on Jan. 3, Gibson fired at the letter carrier three times, striking him once in the leg.

It is alleged that Gibson had threatened the postal worker in the past, causing a prior suspension of mail delivery to Gibson’s home.

The Dayton Police Department recovered video of the incident from a Ring doorbell camera located near the area of the shooting.

Gibson was charged by federal criminal complaint on Jan. 8 and indicted by a federal grand jury today. He remains in custody.

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