Charlotte Mecklenburg police said they are looking for a man after a shooting in East Charlotte. The incident led to a SWAT situation for hours.
A view from behind a police car is not what Amy Cobham expected when she came to pick up her young kids from their baby-sitter Monday. The baby-sitter's home was unreachable for hours because of a SWAT situation on Finchley Drive.
"I just want to get my kids and get out of here," said Cobham.
Police search for Finchley Drive shooter Monday
She helplessly got updates as she waited up the road.
"Everything's fine. But until I get my hands on them I'm not going to be OK," said Cobham.
Police said it all started when Keith Caldwell shot into a car, at a family member during an argument. Caldwell missed and the family member wasn't hurt. But police were called to the scene.
"I heard a loud pop, I looked out my door and saw the gold car right there fishtailing," said Detrich Brooks, a neighbor.
Brooks said she heard that pop then saw Caldwell walk back inside his home next door. Moments later police were there asking questions and her family and others were evacuated.
"They told us we had to leave the premises so they escorted me and my daughter and her friend out the back door," she said.
Based on information they got on the scene, police said they thought Caldwell was barricaded inside his home on Finchley Drive. They say they tried to reach him by phone, with negotiators and eventually sent the SWAT team in.
Police brought out an elderly family member who was inside and had her checked by Medic. They say she was not hurt.
But after searching the home, they said they didn't find Caldwell inside. Police said there are warrants out for his arrest.
Neighbors said they're glad the SWAT situation is over, but it was a tense few hours.
"I was nervous," said Tina Ashley, whose mother lives nearby.
Two neighbors told Eyewitness News that Caldwell is a quiet man who typically keeps to himself. They were surprised about what happened Monday afternoon.