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DALLAS WFAA-TV has uncovered a series of Facebook threats aimed at Brian Cloninger, the man who is accused of shooting a Dallas child in the face last month.

The person behind those threats is seeking the support of the New Black Panther Party.

His target is Cloninger. On Facebook, Maurice-Elm Le Milliere in Washington D.C. called Cloninger a dead man, and put a $60,000 bounty on his head.

Cloninger is accused of shooting eight-year-old D.J. Maiden outside his apartment on September 3, leaving the boy seriously injured.

On Monday, a judge reduced Cloninger's bond to $500,000, down from $1 million last week.

Darrin X, a member of the local Black Panther Party, said that while he understands the anger and frustration, his group does not condone the threats or even know who is making them.

Being a member of the New Black Panthers, we would never put an issue like that of such importance as that on Facebook, we would never call for a killing on Facebook, X said.

Cloninger remains behind bars. Dallas police have not yet confirmed whether or not the Facebook threats are legitimate.

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