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Family of Ralph Yarl sues homeowner for wrongful shooting at wrong door

The family of Ralph Yarl, a Black teenager shot in the head after ringing the wrong doorbell in Kansas City, filed a lawsuit against the white homeowner, Andrew Lester, for negligence. The lawsuit claims Lester was careless and should have known Yarl wasn’t a threat. Yarl was shot while trying to pick up his younger brothers, sparking protests and demands for Lester’s arrest. Lester has pleaded not guilty to assault charges. Yarl’s mother hopes the lawsuit will promote responsible gun ownership and community safety. Yarl, in an interview, described his emotional struggle following the shooting. The family is seeking compensation and legal fees.


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