Five teenagers have been arrested in connection to the shooting death of country musician Kyle Yorlet of pop-rock band Carverton.
The teenagers are between the ages of 12 to 16.
The Nashville Metro Police Department, said on Friday morning that detectives charged the underage suspects with criminal homicide for Thursday’s killing of 24-year-old Kyle Yorlets.
Three of the suspects were identified by investigators as Roniyah McKnight, 14; Diamond Lewis, 15, and Decorrius Wright, 16. While names of the two youngest suspects, including a 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy, were not released because of their age.
Police said the children were attempting to steal the 24-year-old singer’s car and shot him after he refused to turn over his keys.
According to the police, the five kids were in a stolen Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck in the alley that runs behind Yorlets’ house in the 32000 block of Torbertt Street when they spotted him outside on Thursday afternoon.
When they accosted the singer, they took his wallet and demanded the keys to his car, which he refused to hand over, they opened fire on him.
Yorlets who was left wounded managed to make it inside his home, where he was found by one of his roommates at 3pm. He was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead from his injuries.
Officers later recovered the stolen Chevy Colorado, which they abandoned in the 1600 block of Timberland Drive.
According to Mail Online, the district attorney will decide if the juveniles will be charged as adults.