Neighbors baffled after man fires gun at officers

by: Eric Philips Updated:


CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Police cars lined a southeast Charlotte street Friday morning after police said a man opened fire on officers.

Channel 9 first reported about the shooting on Village Lake Drive on Eyewitness News Midday.

Police had the road blocked off for about an hour and a half.

People who saw all the commotion couldn’t believe it when they heard one of their neighbors fired at police.

“It's pretty scary,” said Derrell Raney.

Police said officers responded to the home at 9:30 a.m. to serve a warrant.  They said once officers were inside, a man ran upstairs and started shooting at them.

A neighbor who did not want to be identified said she saw all the commotion but didn't know what was going on.

“Why are you trying to shoot at a cop?” she said. “I saw a police officer coming through the yard with his gun drawn so I backed away from the window like what is going on, and then I heard the lady next door screaming and hollering so I looked out my side window and there were like nine cops with guns drawn screaming and hollering.”

Police said the gunman jumped out of a second-floor window trying to get away.

Police immediately locked down the neighborhood, not allowing anyone in or out.

“I got a call from my sister saying she couldn't get through because of the standoff,” a neighbor said.

Officers tracked down the gunman and arrested him.  They found a gun in the home.

They took a few other people in for questioning.

Neighbors are baffled. "Who does that in 2014?" one neighbor said.

No one was hurt during the shooting.

So far police have not released any information about who they have in custody or what charges they may face.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS.

Check out Chopper 9 images from the scene.