Ralph Yarl

Ralph Yarl survived being shot in the head by Andrew Lester in Kansas City, Missouri, in April 2023.
Kevin Monahan, 66, was found guilty of killing Kaylin Gillis last April after she and her friends pulled into his long, curving driveway while looking for another house.
The teen, Ralph Yarl, was attempting to pick up his younger brothers when he accidentally approached the wrong house.
Andrew Lester shot Ralph Yarl on April 13 when Yarl went to the wrong house to pick up his younger brothers.
The Black teen walked at a brain injury awareness event weeks after a white man shot him for mistakenly knocking on the wrong door in Kansas City, Missouri.
Mayor Quinton Lucas said the shooting is also an example of "this culture of paranoia and fear that's being drummed up by politicians."
The 16-year-old knocked on the door of an 84-year-old white man, and the American fear of Black boys and love of gun ownership collided.
Klint Ludwig said his grandfather Andrew Lester, who pleaded not guilty in the case, had fallen down a "right-wing rabbit hole" in recent years.
The 16-year-old also chatted with President Biden for almost an hour, according to an update shared by attorney Lee Merritt and activist Shaun King.
Andrew Lester, the 84-year-old white man accused of shooting Ralph Yarl, a Black teenager, pleaded not guilty in his first court appearance.