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Charges Filed in Racially Charged Shooting of Gladstone Teen

Charges have finally been filed in the shooting of Gladstone Teen Ralph Yarl who rang a door bell by mistake.  A police statement taken from the charged man Lester indicates he shot Ralph without asking a single question. From KCUR reporting "Lester told police he had just laid down in bed when he heard his doorbell ring. He said he picked up his gun before answering the door. Lester told police he opened an interior main door and saw a Black male pulling on the storm door handle. He said he believed someone was trying to break into the house and shot twice through the storm door." Read the reporting: