CHARLOTTE, NC (WJZY) - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have charged Treon Monteas Livingston for his involvement in a shooting that injured five people at Reba's Bar & Grill in west Charlotte.
Livingston was arrested Monday morning and charged with five counts of attempted murder, five counts of assault with a deadly weapon intent to kill inflicting serious injury, shooting into occupied property and possession of a firearm by felon.
After investigating CMPD believes that the incident stemmed from a previous fight.
The five people shot continue to recover. The latest act of violence is causing some neighbors to take matters into their own hands.
Just before 2:00 a.m. Sunday, Sylvia Tate was sitting on her front porch when she came face to face with a man who started shooting into the parking lot of Reba’s Bar & Grill.
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“I wanted to tackle him, but I was scared the gun would go in him and me,” said Tate.
Witnesses say patrons started scattering before police arrived. CMPD says five people were injured and were taken to CMC Main and are expected to be ok.
This isn’t the first crime that has rattled nerves in the Camp Greene area this month.
Three teens were charged on June 13th after attempting to rob a man at gunpoint. It was all caught on camera.
A week before that incident, a man was found with a gunshot wound in the 2100 block of Camp Greene Street.
Within the last week, CMPD said it was cracking down on violent crime as part of its summer initiative.
Sylvia Tate says police can only do so much. She is calling on neighbors to stop crime.
“For those that know that goes on and do nothing about it. You’ve got to beef it up and stop it,” said Tate.
Customers say Reba’s Bar & Grill has tried to prevent crime. There is security at the front door and a sign says the property is under surveillance.
“I was surprised to hear something like that and it happened at this place,” said Will Harden.
Will Harden believes an outsider is causing trouble in the neighborhood.
“Whoever is doing all this crime stuff needs to check themselves because you can run but you can’t hide,’ said Harden.
Some neighbors say they do see police frequently patrol the area. As for the Sunday morning shooting, CMPD says no one is in custody and there is not yet a description of the suspect.
This is an ongoing, active investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.