A Michigan prosecutor is seeking to return a man accused of shooting his 6-year-old neighbor to jail.
The boy was reportedly shot dead by Ryan Le-Nguyen, 29, who was jailed for assault with intent to murder, MLive.com reported. The shooting took place Sunday in Ypsilanti Township in eastern Michigan.
Eli Savit, the Washtenaw County District Attorney, said “the boy was playing on the sidewalk outside his neighbor’s house” when he was shot through his window. The bullet hit the boy in the arm and the prosecutor said he “will be fine”.
The shooting happened after Le-Nguyen heard commotion outside and told the 6-year-old and other children to leave, MLive.com reported.
The boy’s father told FOX 2 that Le-Nguyen first approached his son with a hammer when the boy went to retrieve his bike in front of the neighbor’s house.
Surveillance footage obtained by FOX 2 shows the child screaming in pain after hearing a gunshot. Another child screams for help when he notices that the 6-year-old is bleeding from his arm.
Le-Nguyen was released to jail on Tuesday on $ 10,000 bail. The boy’s father, Arnold Daniel, told FOX 2 he’s “trying to figure out how he got such a low bond for trying to kill my child.”
Savit also questioned the link Le-Nguyen was given. He said prosecutors “are recommending much stricter bail conditions.”
“We have filed an immediate emergency motion to quash the accused’s bail, return him to custody and hold a new bail hearing during which we can again argue for strict conditions which, in our view, guarantee public safety, ”said Savit.
A hearing is scheduled for Thursday, The Detroit News reported.
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