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Teenager who was sh0t in the head for ringing the wrong door bell recovers


After suffering a catastrophic brain injury, Ralph Yarl, a 16-year-old kid who was shot twice for ringing the incorrect doorbell in Kansas City, Missouri, has been seen healing at home.

On April 19, author and activist Shaun King shared a photo of Yarl, who was shot in the head and arm by suspect Andrew Lester, 84, smiling while seated on a bench with one of his attorneys, Lee Merritt.


Following the gunshot on Thursday, April 13, which left him in critical condition, King referred to the youngster as a “walking miracle with a head of steel” and said that he had a “head of steel with a miracle’s head.”

King wrote: “Ralph suffered a traumatic brain injury that he is still recovering from. Had the bullet hit his head a fraction of an inch in any other direction he would probably be d£ad right now.

“He is expected to make a FULL recovery, but it will take time.”

He mentioned that Yarl is supported round-the-clock by medical professionals and members of his family, and that they have engaged a trauma-informed psychologist and therapist to help the talented musician.

Yarl’s aunt Faith Spoonmore also spoke of her nephew’s remarkable recovery as the family came together for him.

“A true miracle considering what he survived,” she wrote. “Each day is different. He has a long road ahead. However, we are very thankful that he is still here with us.”

Yarl’s mother, Cleo Nagbe, had said that her son was only laying in bed, contemplating the incident and sobbing.

When the 16-year-old kid went to the incorrect residence last week to pick up his twin siblings after a sleepover, he was screwed.

Lester, the gunman, surrendered on Tuesday, April 18, and was freed on a $200,000 bond. The doorbell rang as he was preparing to turn in for the night, he informed police.

Lester said that he was “scared to death” and believed that his house was being broken into.




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