A 6-year-old Black boy from Michigan was shot by an Asian man, and now MTO News is hearing that the Asian man may be planning a claim of ‘self defense.’
According to police reports, the incident began when the first grader left his bike on his neighbor's lawn in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
6 year old Coby Daniel and his friends were outside on their bikes on Candlewood Lane in Ypsilanti when they stopped their bikes and left one of them in front of a neighbor's home.
When Coby went back to get his bike, police say the Asian man came out with a sledgehammer in his hand and said something to the child. Coby allegedly made a comment back to his neighbor - and that set him off, MTO News learned.
Here's a snippet from the local Detroit News report:
Coby’s father told police, the neighbor went back inside and allegedly shot a gun through the front window, hitting 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 told local police.
And the story gets even crazier. According to local reports, Ryan Le-Nguyen made comments at the scene that led many to suspect that the accused shooter plans on claiming self defense against the first grader.
The Washtenaw County Sheriff arrested the shooter following the incident, who is identified as Ryan Le-Nguyen. He was charged with assault with intent to murder, but was released on a $10k bond.