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Man shoots 6-year-old for leaving bike in yard

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Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office

A 29-year-old man has been arrested after he first attacked a 6-year-old boy with a sledgehammer and then shot him in the arm because the child left his bike in his yard. The incident occurred in Ypsilanti Township, Michigan. According to the boy’s father, Arnold Daniel, their neighbor Ryan Le-Nguyen, became enraged after the child left his bike in Le-Nguyen’s front yard and attacked the child with a  sledgehammer. When the child went back to the home to retrieve his bike, that’s when Le-Nguyen opened fire on the child and his bike. “He tried hitting me with a sledgehammer but that’s not going to work because I’m too fast,”  Coby Daniel told Fox 2. “[Then he] got a gun and BOOM shot me right here.” Ring.com footage shows the moment the child was shot. (Viewer Discretion Advised : Strong Language)

The child was struck in the arm and rushed to an area hospital where he is expected to survive. Medical staff, however, told the family that an inch in either direction could have proven fatal for the child. Daniel told reporters that them family has had problems with Le-Nguyen in the past including one incident were Le-Nguyen was caught trying to dispose off the family’s bikes. Le-Nguyen was taken into custody but has since been released on a $10,000 bond. He, however, was prohibited from immediately being able to return home. Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office filed an emergency motion to raise Le-Nguyen’s bond to $100,000 on Tuesday, however, it is unclear if it has been granted.