A 6-year-old boy was shot in his Ypsilanti Township neighborhood in Michigan on Sunday, June 6th. Police arrested the victim’s neighbor Ryan Le-Nguyen for allegedly shooting the boy, reports Fox 2 Detroit. Le-Nguyen was released three days later on a $10,000 bond which angered the boy’s family.
“I’m trying to figure out he got a bond so low for trying to kill my kid,” Arnold Daniel, the victim’s father said.
Daniel said the incident started after his kids left their bikes in front of Le-Nguyen’s home. When his son, Coby went to retrieve his bike, Le-Nguyen allegedly came out with a sledgehammer and said something to Coby and Coby said something back. Le-Nguyen went back inside his home and allegedly fired a gun through his front window striking Coby in the arm.
“He tried hitting me with a sledgehammer but that’s not going to work because I’m too fast. Then he got a gun and BOOM shot me right here,” Coby said.
Coby was rushed to the hospital where he was treated.
“Right now, he’s not even processing what happened. He doesn’t realize how close he came to not being here..but I realize it,” Daniel said.
Daniel added that his family had issues with Le-Nguyen in the past.
A surveillance camera caught the kids playing on Candlewood Lane and a gunshot ringing out. Coby can be heard screaming in pain while another kid yells “Coby got shot” and for someone to call the police.
Ryan Le-Nguyen was charged with assault with intent to murder and he was ordered not to return home.