CONCORD, N.C. — Channel 9 has discovered that the man arrested for pointing a gun at a female driver is a captain with Charlotte’s Fire Department.
During Monday morning rush hour at a Concord intersection, a woman told police a man intentionally pointed a gun at her in a fit of road-rage. Sources told Channel 9 the woman had her kids in the car.
"I would just be scared," said Concord resident Angela Steele.
Concord police said that man is Brent Mincey. Eyewitness News anchor Liz Foster confirmed is a Charlotte fire captain. Officers arrested him Tuesday.
Mincey has been with the department since 2004. We found a tweet from the Charlotte Fire Department congratulating Mincey on his promotion to captain earlier this year.
"That's a serious lack of judgment and he shouldn't be given that much responsibility," Concord resident Dave Pryga told Channel 9.
Foster went to Mincey's Salisbury home to see if he wanted to comment on the criminal charge. No one answered.
He posted a $1,000 bond to get out of jail until his next court date in January.
Channel 9 asked Charlotte fire officials if Mincey has faced any disciplinary action with the department.
They emailed this statement: "The Charlotte Fire Department is aware of the incident involving one of its members and it's currently under investigation."
The charge against Mincey, assault by pointing a gun, is a misdemeanor.
Channel 9 asked Concord police what led to that confrontation and they said nothing specific, just road-rage.
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