Air Force vet shot in neck, spine while walking his dog

Air Force veteran Michael Gibson (GoFundMe)

Police are currently investigating the shooting of an Air Force veteran outside his home in Savannah, GA.

Michael Gibson was shot in the neck by car burglars while walking his dog early Monday morning.

While walking his dog, he noticed a group of individuals breaking into cars.  It was when the 31-year-old veteran stopped to try to get a photo of the perpetrator’s license plate that he was shot.

According to WJCL, Gibson was working for Gulfstream, a job he acquired after leaving the Air Force.

“He has the dog of his dreams, a shepherd. He has a great job, and he has a girlfriend he was looking to make his own,” said his uncle Ken Thomson.

His esophagus, trachea, and part of his spine has to be reconstructed, a GoFundMe page states.

“He’s been a fighter his whole life. He’s transcended many, many really really difficult situations, to come to this great point of his life that he’s in. He’s just a fighter to his core, which is going to serve really well, as he tries to turn to the next section of his life,” said Thomson.

Gibson’s recovery is slow but he can reportedly lift his arms and mouth some words.

“The first words we lip read from him is, ‘I’m not going to let this take me down’,” Thomson said.

Police have yet to make any arrests in relation to the shooting.

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