Prayers for Ralph Yarl and his family. Unfortunately Yarl is currently in the hospital fighting for his life. According to reports:
“A homeowner shot and wounded teenager Ralph Yarl, who had mistakenly gone to the wrong home to pick up his siblings in Kansas City, Missouri, police said Sunday.
Yarl, 16, was “shot twice and struck in the head and arm,” the family’s attorneys said in a statement.” (CNN)
Officers responded to reports of a shooting on the evening of April 13 and arrived to find a teenager who had been shot by a homeowner outside a residence, according to Kansas City Police.
The teen was taken to a hospital, where he was in stable condition Sunday, police said.Police learned the teenager’s parents had asked him to pick up his siblings at an address on 115th Terrace, but he accidentally went to a home on 115th Street, where he was shot, according to police.
Praying Ralph has a full recovery. Let’s all take a moment to pray for him and lift his name. God please save this young man. He deserves to have a chance at life.
Protest have started for Ralph in Kansas City. Streets full of people chanting “ringing a door bell is not a crime” and Justice for Ralph. Civil rights attorneys S. Lee Merritt and Benjamin Crump have been retained by Yarl and his family. They also released a statement;
“Despite the severity of his injuries and the seriousness of his condition, Ralph is alive and recovering,” according to the attorneys of the Yarl family.
According to CNN reports;
“The homeowner – who has not been identified – was taken into custody and placed on a 24-hour hold, then released pending further investigation due to the need to obtain a formal statement from the victim and to gather additional forensic evidence, Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves said in a news conference Sunday.
Under Missouri state law, a person can be held for up to 24 hours for investigation of a felony, at which time they are required to be charged or released, Graves said at the news conference.
Attorneys for the wounded youth’s family issued a statement demanding “swift action from Clay County prosecutors and law enforcement to identify, arrest and prosecute to the full extent of the law the man responsible for this horrendous and unjustifiable shooting.”
Prayers for Ralph. My God cover you and you have a full recovery. Prayers to his family as well. To see the full report click the link below.