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Ralph Yarl, Black Teen Shot At Wrong Doorstep Is Released From Hospital



Ralph Yarl Has Been Released From Hospital, Father Says He Continues To Improve

Ralph Yarl Has Been Released From Hospital, Father Says He Continues To Improve

Protests erupted in Kansas City, Missouri, over the weekend after a homeowner shot a black teenager twice who rang their doorbell by mistake.

Ralph Yarl, 16, was sent by his parents to pick up his brothers from a friend’s house on 13 April, but went to the wrong address.

The suspect shot Mr Yarl through his door. The teen took one shot in the head, say his family and their lawyers. Police have released the shooter from custody but not identified them.

Well, according to new reports reaching us at Dreddsworld, Ralph Yarl has been released from hospital. His father says he continues to improve and is making good progress.

Prominent civil rights lawyers Ben Crump and Lee Merritt are representing Mr Yarl’s family in the case. They criticised officials for releasing the suspect, who they say is a white male.

“You can’t just shoot people without having justification when somebody comes knocking on your door – and knocking on your door is not justification. This guy should be charged,” Mr Crump said.

Investigators are looking into whether or not the suspect is protected by the state’s Stand-Your-Ground laws, which grant people permission to use deadly force if they feel seriously in danger. Critics say such laws facilitate violence against black people.

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