Conroe man's wild rampage leaves 7-year-old injured by bullet fragments

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by KHOU.com Staff

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Posted on August 18, 2012 at 6:44 PM

CONROE, Texas—A man’s wild rampage ended with a 7-year-old injured by bullet fragments and a police officer hurt in a crash.

Around 5:30 a.m. on Avenue J Place near MLK, the suspect’s daughter Markeshia Willis was sleeping and her son was on the couch in another room.

That’s when her father Willie Cleveland Sr. showed up and fired three shots at the front door, she told police.

A fragment from one of the bullets lodged into the 7-year-old’s foot.

Authorities say that Cleveland then bulldozed a Conroe detective’s car during a brief chase, pushing the patrol car into a ditch and in the process, Cleveland narrowly missed a house.

The detective suffered minor injuries but is expected to be okay.

Willis says her family has been calling police about her father for some time, telling them that he is a danger.

He was apparently enraged that his wife had left him.

Willis couldn’t be more relieved to have her own father behind bars. She says he’s a dangerous and abusive person and has been physically and verbally attacking family members since last Saturday.

"It’s a sigh of relief right now, but I don’t know what to make of it. I don’t know what to tell you he was thinking. I’m 37 years old, that’s my father. These are his grandchildren," said Willis. "For him to shoot into the house and actually injure one of his grandchildren, I don’t know what to make of that."

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