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Deputy Matthew Self
Deputy Matthew Self

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office has identified the deputy who was shot and injured during a standoff in Browns Summit Monday evening.

Deputies responded to a 911 hang-up call from a residence in the 2800 block of Brookledge Court in the Browns Summit community at about 6 p.m.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they found a woman with a gunshot wound to her foot outside the residence.

When deputies approached the residence, there was an exchange of gunfire with a man inside the home, according to Col. Randy Powers.

During the exchange, Deputy Matthew Self was struck twice. He was taken to Moses Cone Hospital where he underwent surgery.

Donald Ordie Meador
Donald Ordie Meador

Powers said that surgery was successful for Self.

“They’ve completed the surgery and they’re monitoring him to determine if anything else needs to be done,” Powers said. “He is alert and stable.”

Self has worked in the department for three years, serving District 1.

The woman who was shot was also taken to a local hospital and her injury is not life-threatening.

The suspect was identified early Tuesday morning as Donald Meador. The Special Emergency Response Team eventually used tear gas to get the suspect out of the house.

When he came out, he shot himself in the mouth and wounded himself. Medics attended Meador before he was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

According to state court documents, Meador was denied a request for a handgun permit on June 30, 2005, by the Guilford County Sheriff Office.

The reasons listed stated Meador was a person who falsified information on the application for a permit and had a DWI conviction more than 15 years ago.

On July 28, 2005, Chief District Court Judge Joseph Turner granted Meador’s appeal allowing a gun permit.

The criminal history continues in the long list of calls for service in the five-page log from Guilford Metro 911.

Some calls refer to alarms, but others reference assault on a female and suspicious activity in which Meador “believes his wife is hacking his phone and visiting sex sites to talk, send, and receive pictures from males” and “is adamant a deputy respond to look at the pictures.”

Assistant District Attorney Howard Neumann said via telephone that a charge for attempted first-degree murder was taken out on Meador before midnight Monday.

Powers said they plan to officially serve that charge and others to Meador inside Moses Cone.

“If he’s unable to come to the jail then they’ll keep him there and they’ll actually take a judge and magistrate to his location and they’ll do it at the hospital,” Powers said.