MATTHEWS, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - A Matthews man took the law into his own hands. Police say he attacked his neighbors with a shotgun. The victim speaks only to FOX 46.
"He had it focused trained on me sitting in the driver's seat," said Carlisle Fox.
Fox says he was looking down the barrel of a shotgun Monday night as he and his friend drove up to a home on Morris Road in Matthews.
The man behind the trigger was a neighbor from across the street.
"This guy says, 'you damn n-word, don't you know you're coming into a bad situation? I kill ya,'" said Carlisle.
The victim told police the shooter fired into the air three times and then sent a bullet into the grill of his truck. Carlisle says he and his friend in the truck were able to wrestle the shotgun out of the man's grasp.
"As he started walking toward me, I kept talking to him. As he got closer to me, I grabbed his shotgun and wrestled him to the ground. Steve helped me get his shotgun away from him."
Carlisle says he and his friend kept the suspect on the ground until police arrived.
The shooter, Brian Keith Meadows, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill among several other charges. Meadows posted bond and was released from jail Tuesday night.
We knocked at Brian Meadows’ door for a comment, but he did not answer.
He lives off of E John Street in the Greylock neighborhood. The two houses he assaulted are across the street on Morris Road and E Charles Street.
Police say Meadows was "tired of that drug house" and was going to "handle it himself."
We asked Fox if the homes on Morris Road and the one next door on E Charles Street are drug houses. He responded," you have drugs everywhere. I can't say that this is a drug house. I can't say that."
Matthews Police say they have had several drug related calls to the house on E Charles Street, but didn't qualify it as a drug house.