By: Alyssa Wilson
A six-year-old boy from Michigan is recovering after being threatened and shot by his neighbor while trying to retrieve his bike from the front yard. According to FOX 2 Detroit, the incident happened on Candlewood Lane in Ypsilanti Township.
Arnold Daniel said his children were outside playing when they left a bike in the front yard of a neighbor’s house. When his son Coby went back to get his bike, Daniel said the neighbor came out with a sledgehammer. The neighbor then went back inside, grabbed a gun and shot through his front window.
The bullet hit Coby in the arm and he was taken to the hospital. “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. According to Daniel, a doctor told him that if the bullet had been an inch in either direction, it could have killed his son.
Coby is now home from the hospital and is expected to be okay. The neighbor, identified as Ryan Le-Nguyen, was arrested by the Washtenaw County Sheriff and charged with assault with intent to murder. After making bail, he was ordered not to return home.
Daniel said the order for Le-Nguyen not to return is not enough. “I’m scared for my family because I don’t know what he’s capable of,” he said. According to FOX 2, the prosecutor’s office was shocked by the low bond and filed an emergency motion to raise the bond to $100,000.
On Thursday, Le-Nguyen was back in custody, USA Today reported.
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