Coby Daniel, who was shot in the arm on June 6 in Ypsilanti Township for the offense of leaving his bicycle in his neighbor’s yard, is having a hard time sleeping on his own following the violence, Arnold Daniel told TMZ.
In fact, Coby has had difficulty just sleeping, whether alone or otherwise, frequently waking up to ask questions like: “Why would [the alleged shooter] do that?”
Coby is scheduled to begin therapy this week, his father told TMZ.
Ryan Le-Nguyen, 29, was charged with assault with intent to murder and two gun charges. Prior to shooting Coby from inside his own home, Le-Nguyen also allegedly attacked the boy with a sledgehammer. The entire incident was recorded by a home surveillance video camera.
Yet, despite that serious criminal charge and video evidence, a judge set Le-Nguyen’s bail at just $10,000, 10% — or $1,000 — of which was needed to secure his freedom. Le-Nguyen was quickly bailed out the day after he was arrested, aggravating Arnold Daniel’s anxiety, he told TMZ.
However, following outcry from both members of law enforcement as well as the community, a different judge increased Le-Nguyen’s bond to $100,000. The terms of his bond were different, too, as the full $100,000 and not 10% of it is required for his release.
Coby’s dad started a GoFundMe “to make ends meet as well as deal with trauma of almost losing Coby.” Arnold Daniel wrote that his “whole family is affected” by the shooting. As of Monday morning, the online fundraising effort had generated nearly $2,500 of its $10,000 goal.
The unfortunate and violent encounter between Le-Nguyen and Coby took place about 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The Detroit Free-Press reported that Coby was playing outside with his two young friends, 9 and 14, when Le-Nguyen apparently took umbrage to the noise they were making and emerged from his home with a sledgehammer.
“He tried hitting me with a sledgehammer but that’s not going to work because I’m too fast,” Coby told FOX 2 News in an interview that was packaged with surveillance footage from the encounter.
Le-Nguyen is accused of then retreating into his home, getting a gun and firing it through a window and hitting Coby. The bullet entered and exited his left arm and left him with a non-life-threatening injury.
Coby described the moment he was shot: “He got a gun and BOOM shot me right here.”
The aftereffects of gun violence have serious consequences for everyone, especially for children, statistics show.
“With more than 25% of children witnessing an act of violence in their homes, schools, or community over the past year, and more than 5% witnessing a shooting, it becomes not just an issue of gun regulation, but also of addressing the impact on those who have been traumatized by such violence,” the Child Welfare League of America wrote in a report about the impact of gun violence.
That was true with Rickey Smiley and his teenage daughter after she was shot multiple times over the Fourth of July weekend last year. Like Coby’s dad, Smiley explained how the reality of his 19-year-old daughter’s shooting was causing him anxiety.
“That’s why therapy is important,” Smiley said at the time. “That’s why when you go through trauma like this man, you have to go and get therapy and get help. I’m going to see a therapist today because it not only affects me about my daughter, it conjured up feelings from when I got shot back in ’95 and I just can’t imagine what my daughter is feeling. My baby don’t bother anybody.”
Smiley’s daughter would later announce on social media that she had begun experiencing PTSD days after the shooting.
“The doctors say I have PTSD,” Aaryn Smiley wrote in one post. “Loud noises or popping sounds make me cry. I get panic attacks way easier. The mental aspect of all this is really scary. Hopefully my mental increases with my physical!!!!”
'Karens' Gone Wild: Videos Show Privileged White Women Can't Stop Trying To Police Black People
1. Mailbox Karen
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I wish a Karen would roll up and call herself taking a package from my house because she suspects “something is going on in there.”— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) July 7, 2021
What is wrong with these white women? pic.twitter.com/ROX3zLPcTY
2. Karen goes shopping at Ross
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This happened at a Ross Dress for Less…— Michael Harriot (@michaelharriot) June 13, 2021
Told you. pic.twitter.com/FkSLsgxPUc
3. Karen Defaces Monument To Only Black Member Of Lewis And Clark Expedition3 of 31
4. Judith Ann Black, racist Burger King Whopper KarenSource:Sumter County Sheriff’s Office 4 of 31
5. Stephanie Denaro, AKA "Bagel Karen"
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RACIST Anti-Masker Karen Calls Black Bakery worker B**** Ass N-word for denying service. pic.twitter.com/nRsF95RFmK— Karen (@crazykarens) March 24, 2021
6. Courtside Karen
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PRAY FOR LEBRON pic.twitter.com/Z8oAhl2kqf— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) February 2, 2021
7. Arlo SoHo Karen
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Wow! This woman made baseless claims against @keyonharrold and his 14yo son at @arlohotels Arlo SoHo — then assaulted them, scratching Keyon & tackling his boy. Worse, the hotel manager defended & empowered her actions, and refused to apologize after her claims were proven wrong! pic.twitter.com/LqHboiAEd6— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) December 27, 2020
8. Trader Joe's 'Karen'
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This is a Trader Joe’s today. In Los Angeles. Cases are through the roof in California. Is there any way to reach these people?— Read Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler (@JoshuaPotash) June 27, 2020
9. 'Karen' the angry neighbor
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hey guys!! this is my new neighbor!! pic.twitter.com/yZxsQD1daS— bailey (@bailey3jenkins) June 27, 2020
10. ‘Karen’ Pulls Gun On Black Woman And Daughter After Chipotle Argument10 of 31
11. Nurse ‘Karen’ Fired
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Caron Jones — that’s Caron with a “K” as in “Karen” 👩🏼⚕️ — also called the Black Lives Matter movement a "ploy" for Black votes before the North Carolina nurse got fired for her racist social media posts.https://t.co/WQn68gNToF— NewsOne (@newsone) July 1, 2020
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13. ‘Karen’s Husband’ Investigated After Calling Cops On Black Men
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14. Convenience Store ‘Karen’
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It was the I’m the wrong nigga for me 😭 pic.twitter.com/2Rv33NNn2k— HEAVYY ON IT 🗣💕 (@HeavyyCampp) June 25, 2020
15. Nurse ‘Karen’ Loses Her Job For ‘Black Privilege’ Video15 of 31
16. Seattle ‘Karen’ Has A Total Meltdown After Black Driver Records Her ‘White Tears’
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"I HAVE A BLACK HUSBAND!"— NewsOne (@newsone) June 23, 2020
A "Karen" in Seattle identified as Leah completely lost it when Karlos Dillard, a Black man, confronted and recorded her after he says he was the victim of her racist road rage.
The video has gone viral as Karening gets worse.https://t.co/X5ryYpQlhF
17. Officer ‘Karen’ Is Slammed For Crying White Tears Over McDonald’s Wait17 of 31
18. Kroger ‘Karen’ Blocks Black Mother From Pulling Out Of Parking Lot Over ‘Gatorade’18 of 31
19. San Francisco ‘Karen’ Who Called Cops Over ‘BLM’ Art
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A white couple call the police on me, a person of color, for stencilling a #BLM chalk message on my own front retaining wall. “Karen” lies and says she knows that I don’t live in my own house, because she knows the person who lives here. #blacklivesmatter pic.twitter.com/rOpHvKVwgP— James Juanillo (@jaimetoons) June 12, 2020
20. Karen the "Shorewood Spitter"20 of 31
21. Karen's husband
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22. Karen's other husband22 of 31
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Racism rots your brain pic.twitter.com/OuzPmyRN6d— Khary Penebaker (@kharyp) May 17, 2020
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On the next episode of “are white people ok? 👀”.... meet Red Lobster Karen 🦞 pic.twitter.com/ElgRipPyrU— Lives in a Police State. ✊🏽🦺🌈 (@angel_felixv) May 13, 2020
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I can’t believe this is real. This lady went out to video shame everyone who dared to have fun in the sun at the beach and then she yelled at a Trader Joe’s worker over social distancing.— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) May 18, 2020
Karen needs to just stay home and leave the rest of us alone... 🙄🤦🏻♂️https://t.co/QUeZkRSudW
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K*ren: "Arrest me"— Scottie PIPM (@scottiepipm) April 23, 2020
K*ren: 😲 pic.twitter.com/5NJnPsSj8k
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I’m baffled. Just saw this on the news. Woman who drove 1.5 hours to go to the beach with her family complains about other people at the beach who have done the same as her. Does she not see she’s part of the problem #StayAtHomeSaveLives #COVIDIDIOTS pic.twitter.com/iowllyZEk2— Colm McAfee (@mcafee77) May 17, 2020
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6-Year-Old Boy Shot By Neighbor Is Heading To Therapy, Dad Says: ‘Whole Family Is Affected’ was originally published on newsone.com