A teen accidentally left a home for his siblings to go pick up his siblings, and he was shot in the face, according to a Kansas City police officer
A teenager was shot and wounded by a homeowner after mistakenly going to the wrong home to pick up his siblings in Kansas City, Missouri, police said Sunday.
Police learned that 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 was shot, according to police.
According to a statement from civil rights attorneys, the teen is a 17-year-old junior at a high school.
Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves said in a news conference Sunday that the homeowner was taken into custody and put onto a hold, and then released, because he needed to obtain a formal statement from the victim.
Graves said at the press conference that a felony can be investigated for up to 24 hours, at which time they need to be charged or released.
Protesters marched as they chanted, “justice for Ralph” and “Black lives matter,” and carried signs reading, “Ringing a doorbell is not a crime” and “The shooter should do the time,” footage from CNN affiliate KMBC shows.
“We demand 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,” the statement from the victim’s attorneys read.
The police chief said that there is no evidence that the shooting was racially motivated. That’s still an active investigation. But as a chief of police, I do recognize the racial components of this case.”
“We recognize the frustration this can cause in the entire criminal justice process. Graves said the women and men of the police department are working very hard to ensure that the criminal justice process continues to advance as quickly as possible.
Yarl’s Aunt Bethe Noah and a New York City woman killed by a man who accidentally turned into a friend’s house
A GoFundMe started by Faith Spoonmore, who identified herself as Yarl’s aunt, to help the family raise money for medical expenses had garnered more than $529,000 in donations as of Sunday night.
Yarl had been looking forward to graduating high school and visiting West Africa before starting college, where he hopes to major in chemical engineering, his aunt wrote in the fundraiser.
The teen is a section leader in a marching band and could often be found with a musical instrument in hand, Spoonmore wrote. According to the February newsletter, Yarl was honorable mention for playing the Bass Clarinet in the Missouri All-State Band.
“Life looks a lot different right now. Even though he is doing well physically, he has a long road ahead mentally and emotionally. The trauma that he has to endure and survive is unimaginable,” the GoFundMe post reads.
A 20-year-old woman was shot and killed Saturday after she and three others accidentally turned into the wrong driveway while looking for a friend’s house in rural upstate New York, authorities said.
The young woman, identified as Kaylin Gillis, was struck by gunfire as a man fired two shots from his front porch, one of which hit the vehicle she was in, Washington County Sheriff Jeffrey Murphy said in a press conference Monday.
Kevin Monahan, 65, has been charged with second-degree murder and a friend’s house ended up in Salem, New York
The man, 65-year-old Kevin Monahan, has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with her death, Murphy said Monday. There is not a lot of information on whether or not Monahan has retained an attorney.
“It’s a very rural area with dirt roads. It’s easy to get lost. Murphy said the area has poor cell phone service, that they drove up the driveway for a very short time, realized their mistake and were leaving.
After the shots were fired, Gillis and the rest of the group drove away from the house in the town of Hebron looking for cell phone service, and then called 911.
They were found 5 miles away from their home in the town of Salem. The first responders began performing cardiopulmonary intervention but Gillis died at the scene, Murphy said.
Murphy said Monahan refused to leave his residence to speak with police after they responded to the home where the shots were fired.
The Washington County Sheriff’s office said he was later taken into custody with help from the New York State Police.
“This is a very sad case of some young adults that were looking for a friend’s house and ended up at this man’s house who decided to come out with a firearm and discharge it,” the sheriff said.
Kaylin Gillis’s Gofundme Page: A Campaign for Perturbations of the Founding of a Manifold by a Non-Abelian Satellite
Over $40,000 has been raised for the family of Kaylin Gillis on a gofundme page, according to the page.