Stray Bullets Miss Sleeping Child By A Few Feet

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- A Des Moines family is crediting God with sparing their daughter after stray bullets ripped through the four year old’s room.

On Monday, Jim Puls patched bullet holes in the wall of his four-year-old daughter's bedroom. The rounds tore through the home just after midnight.

Police say 25-year old Cletio Clark stopped by the house next door to talk with his ex-girlfriend. Clark became enraged, and police said he pulled out a pistol and began firing.

His ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend ran to the roof to escape the gunfire. Several of the rounds went through a window in the home and into Puls’ daughter’s room, missing her by about three feet.

"My mind has been racing about where this could have gone," Puls said. "And I'm just so fortunate that God watched over our house and I truly believe it was his hand in this that kept us safe."

Clark faces a number of charges including felon in possession of a weapon and assault with a weapon.