Man "tired of drug house" fires off shotgun rounds in Matthews neighborhood

- A man who claimed he was "tired of that drug house" took matters into his own hands Monday night and fired five rounds from his shotgun outside in a Matthews neighborhood, police said. 

The incident happened around 8:10 p.m. Monday, May 21 outside of a home in the 800 block of E. Charles Street. 

Upon arrival, police spoke with several people who had been at the house and explained that a man, later identified as Brian Keith Meadows, 49, was holding a shotgun in his driveway and had been threatening to kill two people. 

Witnesses said Meadows had gone to a home in the 200 block of Morris Road and confronted a vehicle that had two men inside as it was coming up the driveway. They said Meadows fired three rounds into the air before then firing one round into the front grill of the vehicle. 

The victim's told police Meadows had said he was "tired of that drug house" so he came to "handle it himself." Meadows then reportedly walked to a home nearby in the 800 block of E. Charles Street and fired another round into the air as he confronted two men in the driveway. 

Police said one of the men was able to take the shotgun away from Meadows and keep him there until officers with the Matthews Police Department could arrive on scene. 

Thankfully, no one was hurt during these incidents. 

Meadows has been charged with discharge of a firearm in the city limits, discharge a weapon into an occupied dwelling/moving vehicle, two counts of communicating threats, damage to personal property, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and/or inflicting serious injury. 

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