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Man charged in shooting of Black teen at his front door

Posted on AllSides April 17th, 2023
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Susan Pfannmuller/The Kansas City Star via AP

An 85-year-old white man who shot a Black teen at his front door in Kansas City, Missouri, last week has been charged with armed assault, and the Clay County prosecutor said Monday there was a racial component to the case.

Prosecuting Attorney Zachary Thompson said at a news conference that Andrew Lester shot 16-year-old Ralph Yarl, who is recovering at home after being released from the hospital on Sunday.

When asked if anything was said between Lester and Yarl that made Thompson believe the shooting was racially motivated, Thompson said...

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