, a Black teenager who was shot after he went to the wrong house while trying to pick up his siblings last week, is replaying the situation over and over as he recovers, his mother told “CBS Mornings.”
Cleo Nagbe said Tuesday her son sustained gunshot wounds to his upper right arm and left frontal lobe above his left eye. She said the bullet in his head was not removed for up to 12 hours, and that the “residual effect” of that injury is going to stay with her son “for quite a while.”
Yarl is able to communicate “when he feels like it,” she said, but “mostly he just sits there and stares and the buckets of tears just rolls down his eyes.”
“You can see that he is just replaying the situation over and over again. And that just doesn’t stop my tears either, because when you see your kid just sits there and constantly he just— tears are just rolling from both sides of his eyes, there’s nothing you can say to him,” Nagbe said.
She said that as Yarl recovers at home he is “surrounded by a team of medical professionals” including herself, a nurse of almost 20 years, and his aunt and uncle.