Michigan Man Released On Bond After Shooting 6-Year-Old Boy for Fetching Bike From Front Yard
The man threatened the six-year-old child with a sledgehammer and then shot the boy from his house, nearly killing him.
A Black family in Michigan is demanding answers after the attempted murderer of their 6-year-old child was let off on $10,000 bond.
Coby Daniel of Ypsilanti Township west of Detroit was riding his bike down the street when he stopped and left the bike on his neighbor’s front yard.
After the child went to grab his bike, the neighbor stormed out of his home wielding a sledgehammer and threatened him. At that point, Coby talked back to the neighbor, according to his father Arnold Daniel.
The neighbor then went back indoors and fired a gun at Coby, striking him in the arm.
“He tried hitting me with a sledgehammer but that’s not going to work because I’m too fast,” Coby told FOX 2. “[Then he] got a gun and BOOM shot me right here,” he added, pointing to his wound.
Fortunately, the bullet passed right through Coby’s arm and he was rushed to a hospital. According to his father, a doctor said that Coby narrowly avoided being killed if the bullet had struck him an inch in either direction.
The neighbor, who has since been identified as Ryan Le-Nguyen, was arrested by Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with assault with intent to murder.
Only three days later, Le-Nguyen was released to his family members on $10,000 bond, leaving the Daniels upset and confused.
“I’m trying to figure out he got a bond so low for trying to kill my kid,” Daniel said.
In video of the incident, Coby can be seen playing with neighborhood kids before a gunshot rings out and Coby cries out in pain. An older child cries for someone to call the police.
Coby is still perplexed as to why he was nearly murdered, according to his father
“Right now, he’s not even processing what happened,” Daniel said. “He doesn’t realize how close he came to not being here … but I realize it.”
The family is unnerved by the neighbor’s release even though he was ordered to not return home.
“I’m scared for my family because I don’t know what he’s capable of,” Daniel said.
The prosecutor’s office is also outraged by the shockingly low bond and has since filed an emergency motion to raise it to $100,000.
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