Ralph Yarl, a 16-year-old boy from Kansas City, Missouri, who was shot twice by an 84-year-old man for ringing the wrong doorbell, is recovering at home after suffering a traumatic brain injury. The teen was shot in the head and arm by Andrew Lester and was in critical condition, but he is expected to make a full recovery.
Yarl’s aunt expressed gratitude that he survived, calling it a true miracle. King described Yarl as a walking miracle with a head of steel and shared a photo of the boy sitting on a bench with one of his attorneys, Lee Merritt. Lester turned himself in to the police, stating that he thought someone was breaking into his home and he was scared to death.
Yarl claimed that he never touched the door and was shot in the head immediately. Lester was released on $200,000 bail. Yarl’s family has hired a trauma-informed psychologist and therapist to help with his recovery, which is expected to take some time.