Sheriff: Harrson Township father fires shotgun at son's car - Chicago News and Weather | FOX 32 News

Sheriff: Harrson Township father fires shotgun at son's car

Posted: Updated:
64-year-old Leroy Davis is facing charges and accused of firing a shotgun at his son's car. 64-year-old Leroy Davis is facing charges and accused of firing a shotgun at his son's car.
HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WJBK) -

A house sits in a usually quiet neighborhood on a canal leading to Lake St. Clair just off Jefferson near Metropolitan Parkway in Harrison Township.  Suddenly the quiet was over as a neighbor, eight-year-old Jake, just happened to walk past the house.

"I heard gunshots.  I'm like, 'What's that?'  So I ran back home," he said.

The Macomb County sheriff said the homeowner, 64-year-old Leroy Davis, fired shots toward his own 24-year-old son.

"The information that we're also receiving from the father and even the son is that there was an argument over the son's lack of motivation," said Sheriff Anthony Wickersham.

The son told dad he was leaving the house to take a break, but dad was mad, according to the sheriff.

"The argument started and it kept escalating and it heated.  At one point, the son decided he was going to get out of that environment, got into his vehicle, father followed him out and fired three rounds from a shotgun at the vehicle's tires," Wickersham explained.

Jake and his parents called 911.  The son's 2002 Chevy Malibu had two tires shot out.  The car was peppered with holes.  In the driveway of the house, investigators found spent shotgun casings.

Leroy Davis was arraigned and charged with felonious assault and reckless discharge of a firearm.  The good news is nobody was injured.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Man charged for 3 murders in Detroit

    Man charged for 3 murders in Detroit

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:10:09 GMT
    A Muskegon Heights man has been charged in connection with three homicides in Detroit.
    A Muskegon Heights man has been charged in connection with three homicides in Detroit.
  • Boyfriend, girlfriend charged after 4 killed in I-94 crash

    Boyfriend, girlfriend charged after 4 killed in I-94 crash

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:03:50 GMT
    Authorities have filed multiple murder charges against a woman and her boyfriend whose argument led to a high speed chase and an expressway crash that killed four people in Detroit on Sept. 22, 2013.
    Authorities have filed multiple murder charges against a woman and her boyfriend whose argument led to a high speed chase and an expressway crash that killed four people in Detroit on Sept. 22, 2013.
  • Recovering quadriplegic returns to the stage

    Recovering quadriplegic returns to the stage

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:30:51 GMT
    A 28-year-old man from Clarkston is told he'll never walk again after a tragic accident, but with modern medicine and raw determination he's working to prove doctors wrong.fb
    A 28-year-old man from Clarkston is told he'll never walk again after a tragic accident, but with modern medicine and raw determination he's working to prove doctors wrong.fb
Powered by WorldNow

205 N. Michigan Avenue
Ground Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Station Operator: (312) 565-5532
Newsroom: (312)565-5533

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices