Suspect pleads for justice in video

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 13, 2011

SALISBURY — Quentin Odell Mathis, wanted for two counts of attempted murder after authorities say he shot two men May 7 at the Mooresville Drag Strip, has released a video on YouTube, and states he is innocent.
The video description states:
“Quentin “SOSA DA KING” Mathis Responds to the Suspects aka Victims who shot and tried to end his life At the MOORESVILLE DRAGWAY Bike Fest on Sat. May 7, 2011. After being shot in the left arm by the victims,SOSA picked up the fire arm after the suspect droped it, and returned fire out of fear for his life!
“Now Sosa Is charged with attempted murder 2 counts! Now the truth is out there for those who have judge SOSA wrongly! There saying Sosa DA KING is Armed and Dangerous! Thats not true! That is just a reason to shoot Quentin O Mathis on Sight! If there is anyone who can help Sosa with his case please contact Topname Records @ (704) 750-9359… THANKS AND SOSA YOU ARE IN OUR PRAYERS!!”
Authorities said the investigation shows Mathis shot the first victim and the second victim grabbed Mathis from behind. Mathis most likely shot himself in the arm while he shot the second victim, authorities said.
In the video Mathis can be seen in a black shirt and a red and black baseball hat.
Mathis was added to the Rowan County’s 15 Most Wanted list on Monday. Click here for the full list.
Anyone with information on Mathis’ whereabouts should call the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office at 704-216-8700, or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

The video posted on YouTube can be seen below:

WARNING: Video soundtrack contains foul language.