Willa Klampe-Carrillo, 62, of Carroll, alleges that her estranged husband shot her car Wednesday because he thought she broke his television.
Willa Klampe-Carrillo, 62, of Carroll, alleges that her estranged husband shot her car Wednesday because he thought she broke his television.

May 2, 2019

The man who allegedly fired three bullets into his estranged wife’s car Wednesday in Carroll did so because he suspected her of breaking his TV. He admitted to shooting the car in an interview with police officers, court records show.

“He thought I broke a television that he owned, and he came for revenge,” Willa Klampe-Carrillo, 62, of Carroll, said Thursday morning. “He just moved to Manning yesterday.”

The drive-by shooting was reported about 7:45 p.m. at an apartment building in the 900 block of North West Street, a well-traveled residential area.

Klampe-Carrillo was in her apartment, also in the process of moving out of town, when her son yelled — “Shots fired!” — and she went to the floor to be safe.

Clifton Bruce Napier, 62, is accused of firing three bullets from a semiautomatic 9mm handgun into Klame-Carrillo's car, a 2018 Chevrolet Malibu.

Witnesses reported hearing four or five shots, but investigators weren’t immediately sure how many there were. They found bullet casings on the roadway.

Two bullets pierced the back of the car — one went through the trunk and back seat and lodged in the front passenger seat, and the other went through the bumper and struck a rear tire. The third bullet struck a front tire and deflated it.

“It went straight through the back and went to the area of my grandson’s car seat,” she said. “There are so many times I take my grandson to get a midnight snack.”

Klampe-Carrillo has lived in Carroll for about six years, and Napier abruptly moved out of the apartment Wednesday, she said.

She insists that Napier broke his own television by not properly securing it for the move to Manning.

Witnesses to the shooting identified Napier’s car, and an Iowa State Patrol trooper stopped him about 90 minutes later on Iowa Highway 141 near Templeton.

Napier appeared to be intoxicated, and a test of his breath revealed his blood-alcohol concentration was .195 percent, which is more than double the legal limit to drive.

Napier had a cold, mostly full, 24-ounce can of alcohol with him when he was stopped, court records show.

He is charged with reckless use of a firearm, criminal mischief, second-offense OWI and having an open container of alcohol in his vehicle, according to Police Chief Brad Burke. The firearm charge is punishable by up to two years in prison.

“All he’s seen was red — revenge,” Klampe-Carrillo said. “That’s all he's seen for something I didn’t even do.”