A Southwest high school graduate on his was to Prairie View A&M University captured his neighbor on his cell phone camera threatening his life.
DeAundre Hamilton said he was waiting for his father at the Winfield Condominiums around midnight when a neighbor came towards him.
18-year-old DeAundre Hamilton said the video he took made his fear last night would be his last.
“At this time he's got the gun. He's like move around before I basically shoot you,” DeAundre recalls.
He said he just got off from his job at McDonald’s. He was waiting at the front gate for his father when he noticed the man who lives in a unit near the front peering at him. Minutes later he said the man pointed his shotgun at him and started cursing.
“He said I didn't live here, that he was the one that had lived here for 25 years and he said that I didn't live here,” DeAundre said.
DeAundre said the neighbor was talking to someone else walking past when you heard him say I’m not going to shoot you, which he took as the neighbor who is white was aiming to shoot him.
“People say after graduation your life is going to get started, that quote made me think my life was going to end. And I didn't want it to end in that way. I haven't done nothing bad to nobody,” DeAundre said.
He called 9-1-1 and police say they took the neighbor Daniel Edward Andrews into custody. According to police Andrews did in fact have a shot gun.
DeAundre’s father is still very emotional. He said his son has a bright future and is headed to Prairie View A&M University to study engineering with a great chance of joining the golf team. Andre Hamilton said he’s done everything a father should do so his son doesn’t end up another statistic.
“The fear of the next call I get isn't my son and he's not alright. When is this going to stop?,” Hamilton cried out.
Police say Andrews has a pending charge of disorderly conduct.