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Family of Six-year-old boy has filed a lawsuit against his neighbors after he was injured while retrieving his bike

An explosive $4 million lawsuit has been filed against three men accused of shooting a six-year-old boy while he was retrieving his bike from his neighbors’ yard.

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An explosive $4 million lawsuit has been filed against three men accused of shooting a six-year-old boy while he was retrieving his bike from his neighbors’ yard.

The father of Coby Daniel, Arnold Daniel, has said his son is grappling with recovering from being shot by 29-year-old Ryan Le-Nguyen, and that his medical bills will be substantial. Due to the fact that Daniel’s son is still in pain and in shock from the incident, he argues he will require psychological and psychiatric counseling. Following the shooting, he announced that his son would not be sleeping in his own bed.

Le-Nguyen and Michael Inhmathong, his neighbors, should be held liable for the damages because it was their responsibility to keep children safe in the neighborhood, according to Daniel.

Also, Le-Nguyen’s father claimed that he had shown “aggressive behavior” in the past towards children in the community.

After Coby retrieved his bicycle from the man’s yard, Le-Nguyen shot him in the arm. A young boy reported that his neighbor attempted to sledgehammer him initially, but he managed to escape. He was later shot by Le-Nguyen after grabbing his firearm.

The man tried hitting me with a sledgehammer, but it would not work due to my quick reaction time. Then [he] pulled out a firearm and shot me directly here,” Coby explained previously.

Deputy Washtenaw County Sheriff Michael Nguyen arrested Le-Nguyen and charged him with murder intent on June 5. However, those same community leaders were outraged when he was released on a $10,000 cash bond three days later.

The bail was increased from $20,000 to $100,000 after Le-Nguyen was taken back into custody five days after public scrutiny. Prosecutor’s office previously announced on Facebook that “the defendant is no longer free and has been returned to custody.”

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