A man who allegedly shot his 6-year-old neighbor and was released on $10,000 bond is back in police custody after public outcry.
Ryan Le-Nguyen allegedly shot 6-year-old Coby Daniel after yelling at the child for playing in his yard on June 6 in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
A judge released Le-Nguyen from jail on $10,000 bond, sparking public backlash and generating global headlines.
Le-Nguyen turned himself in to police on Thursday after his bail was increased to a $100,000 cash bond. Le-Nguyen is required to pay the full amount of the bail.
Coby, who was shot in the arm, is expected to recover fully. He told police he went into Le-Nguyen’s yard to retrieve his bicycle and Le-Nguyen attempted to hit him with a sledgehammer.
“He tried hitting me with a sledgehammer but that’s not going to work because I’m too fast,” Coby told FOX 2 News.
Surveillance video obtained by FOX 2 showed the boy yelp in pain after a gunshot is heard.
The boy’s father, Arnold Daniel, told FOX 2 he is “trying to figure out how he got a bond so low for trying to kill my kid.”