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

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>>

  • Let It Rip Weekend Proposal One and the Mongo Brothers

    Let It Rip Weekend Proposal One and the Mongo Brothers

    Let It Rip Weekend Proposal One and the Mongo Brothers

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:46:07 GMT
    How is Proposal One tied into funding our local schools, police and fire departments, plus should African Americans abandon the Democratic Party and the UAW?
    How is Proposal One tied into funding our local schools, police and fire departments, plus should African Americans abandon the Democratic Party and the UAW?

  • Porch shooter Theodore Wafer back in court for 3rd day of trial

    Porch shooter Theodore Wafer back in court for 3rd day of trial

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:34:31 GMT
    The trial of a Detroit-area man who killed a young unarmed woman on his porch is entering its first full week of testimony.
    The trial of a Detroit-area man who killed a young unarmed woman on his porch is entering its first full week of testimony.
  • Parents of child held in basement appearing in court

    Parents of child held in basement appearing in court

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:30:40 GMT
    DETROIT -- The father and stepmother of a 12-year-old Detroit boy who was found in his basement after an 11-day disappearance are due back in court.
    DETROIT -- The father and stepmother of a 12-year-old Detroit boy who was found in his basement after an 11-day disappearance are due back in court.
  • Ron SavageRon SavageMore>>

  • Sunday's storm captured by Fox 2 viewers

    Sunday's storm captured by Fox 2 viewers

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:48:38 GMT
    We have more video of the storm and storm damage from across southeast Michigan. It's Fox 2 viewer pics and video that you sent to us.
    We have more video of the storm and storm damage from across southeast Michigan. It's Fox 2 viewer pics and video that you sent to us.
  • Livonia man dies after 2 dogs attack him

    Livonia man dies after 2 dogs attack him

    Saturday, July 26 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-07-27 01:48:03 GMT
    A 46-year-old Livonia man was killed Wednesday evening after he was attacked by two dogs while jogging in Metamora.
    A 46-year-old Livonia man was killed Wednesday evening after he was attacked by two dogs while jogging in Metamora.
  • FBI joins the search for Armada teen's killer

    FBI joins the search for Armada teen's killer

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:08 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:08:38 GMT
    The FBI has joined the investigation team searching for the killer of a 14-year-old Armada girl, April Millsap.
    The FBI has joined the investigation team searching for the killer of a 14-year-old Armada girl, April Millsap. Authorities also say they are now looking for a small motorcycle in addition to the gray, dented van seen in the area.
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