Dayton man pleads guilty to shooting mail carrier, faces 10 years up to life in prison

DAYTON – A Dayton man pleaded guilty via video conference in federal court today to shooting a United States Postal Service mail carrier.

Christopher O. Gibson, 47, admitted to using a firearm during a crime of violence, a crime punishable by a minimum of 10 years and up to life in prison.

Gibson 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.

Gibson made previous threats to the postal worker, which caused a prior suspension of mail delivery to his home, Department of Justice officials said previously, citing court records.

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 on Jan. 14. He remains in custody.