A white 84-year-old homeowner in the US state of Missouri has been charged with shooting a black teenager, Ralph Yarl, who rang the wrong doorbell while picking up his siblings. Andrew Lester has been charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action, says Clay County Prosecuting Attorney Zachary Thompson on Monday evening. Mr. Lester, allegedly shot Yarl, 16, once in the head and once in the arm last Thursday night. The boy survived. “I can tell you there was a racial component to this case,” Thompson said at a press conference on Monday. There is no indication that Lester or Ralph spoke to one another before the Thursday evening shooting, Thompson said. The prosecutor added there is no evidence that the teen entered the home and preliminary evidence shows Lester opened fire on the teen through a glass door with a .32 caliber revolver. There is no video of the encounter, Thompson added.
Trump Expected To Turn Himself To Law Enforcement Following Indictment
Former US President Donald Trump is expected to turn himself into law enforcement on Tuesday thereby officially becoming the first former president to face criminal charges when he appears in a New York court following last week's historic grand jury indictment. The indictment is expected to be unveiled today Tuesday, April 4, providing the public, and Trump's legal team, with the first details regarding the specific charges he is facing. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has been investigating a $130,000 (£105,000) payment made by Mr. Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen to porn star Stormy Daniels, which was initiated to keep her mute about an alleged affair.
US Shoots Down Another Unidentified Object Over Canada
US President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau jointly agreed to shoot down an unidentified object violating Canadian airspace, according to statements released Saturday. According to a White House statement, Biden and Trudeau made the decision to shoot down the object “out of an abundance of caution and at the recommendation of their militaries.” After the North American Aerospace Defense Command discovered the cylindrical object Friday evening, Canadian and U.S. jets intercepted it, and a U.S. F-22 — deployed for the third time this week — shot it down Saturday afternoon.
FBI Search President Joe Biden’s Home In Delaware
FBI agents on Wednesday conducted search of the Rehoboth, Delaware, beach home of President Joe Biden as part of an investigation into the previous discovery of classified documents at other locations connected to the president, his personal lawyer Bob Bauer said. Bauer in a statement said “Today, with the President’s full support and cooperation, the DOJ is conducting a planned search of his home in Rehoboth, Delware. Under DOJ’s standard procedures, in the interests of operational security and integrity, it sought to do this work without advance public notice, and we agreed to cooperate.”
Nashville School Shooting: Biden Directs U.S. Flag To Be Flown At Half-Mast
U.S. President Joe Biden has ordered the country’s flag to be flown at half-mast following the shooting at a private Christian grade school in Nashville, on Monday. The President who said this was to show respect for the victims in a White proclamation, describe the incident as “senseless. Three nine 9-year-olds and three adults were shot dead during the incident. They were named as Katherine Koonce, Mike Hill, Hallie Scruggs, William Kinney, Evelyn Dieckhaus, and Cynthia Peak. “Flags should be flown at half-mast upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the federal government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its territories and possessions until sunset, March 31, 2023.
US Tracking Suspected Chinese Spy Balloon Hovering Over US Airspace
The United State of America is tracking a suspected Chinese high-altitude surveillance balloon moving over the continental US airspace. The Pentagon had advised President Joe Biden not to shoot down the balloon, which was potentially flying over sensitive sites, because of concerns of hurting people on the ground. According to US officials, the balloon flew over Alaska and Canada before appearing in the US state of Montana, which is home to a number of sensitive military missile sites. Meanwhile, the government prepared fighter jets in case the object had to be shot down. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken postponed his trip to China following the incident.
Gunman Kills 10 In California During Lunar New Year Festival
At least 10 persons have been killed by a dance club, in Monterey Park, Los Angeles, California in the United States on Saturday. The latest incident is been described to as one of the worst mass shooting in California after a 72-year-old gunman gunned down 5 men and 5 women in a Ball Room Dance floor while they were celebrating Chinese New Year. Ten others were injured. The area where the incident occurred is a predominantly Asian community on the outskirts of Los Angeles.