Asian Man Who Shot 6-Yr-Outdated Black Boy Again in Custody After Public Outcry
Following public backlash, Ryan Le-Nguyen is back in police custody after shooting a 6-year-old black boy who was playing outside.
Many were upset to learn that Le-Nguyen was released from prison after receiving $ 10,000 bail for the shooting of a 6-year-old boy in the Ypsilanti, Michigan community, USA Today reports. The shooting took place on Sunday, June 6, and Le-Nguyen was a free man shortly thereafter. However, a new $ 100,000 cash bond was set.
He shot the child after an argument with the boy, a 9-year-old and a 14-year-old. Le-Nguyen was reportedly upset about the noise outside his home. Instead of closing his windows or speaking to her parents, Le-Nguyen responded by shooting in front of his house.
The shooting was captured on a nearby ring video of the children running down a sidewalk. The police found that the boy suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital for treatment and later released.
The community was outraged that Le-Nguyen could be released and that such a low bail was paid. Washtenaw County officials went to Facebook to explain how the shooter was initially released, MLive reports.
“In the past few days we have asked numerous questions about the recent shooting of a 6-year-old child in our community,” said a statement from the sheriff’s office. “In particular, people ask how we allowed the arrested person to come out.”
“In Michigan, issuing a bond is a federal process and a court decision. Police authorities are not empowered to set bail, ”the statement said. “In this particular case, Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office investigated, arrested the suspect, and swore the facts of the case in front of a judge. Our staff arrested the suspect and took him off the street because we believed he was responsible for the crimes committed and a threat to the community. “
After prosecutors filed a motion to amend Le-Nguyen’s bond, a judge approved the change and the sheriff’s office took the suspect back into custody.