A 6-year-old black boy from Michigan was shot dead by an Asian man, and now MTO News is hearing that the Asian man may be planning a “self-defense” claim.
According to police reports, the incident began when the first grader parked 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 house.
When Coby came back to get his bike, police said the Asian man came out with a sledgehammer in hand and said something to the child. Coby reportedly made a comment on his neighbor – and that put him off, MTO News learned.
Here is 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 windshield and hit Coby in the arm.
“He tried to hit me with a sledgehammer but it won’t 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 crime scene that led many to suspect that the accused gunman was planning to take self-defense against the first grader.
The Washtenaw County Sheriff arrested the gunman after the incident, who was identified as Ryan Le-Nguyen. He was charged with assault with intent to murder but was released on $ 10,000 bail.