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Key details could turn shooting of Black teen at doorstep into a hate crime, expert says

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The doorstep shooting at a Kansas City, Missouri, home that left a Black teen with wounds to his head and arm has prompted questions about whether the homeowner involved will face hate crime charges. 

Earlier this month, 16-year-old Ralph Yarl had mistakenly approached the home of an 84-year-old white man believing it was the location where he was to pick up his younger siblings, authorities said. When Yarl rang the doorbell, he was shot by Andrew Lester, according to authorities. 

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