Boy found dead in stolen car in Mississippi, 3 arrested

A Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper, left, and a Madison County Deputy, right, confer while they wait for a Mississippi Highway Patrol tow truck to remove a vehicle from a dead end road in Gluckstadt, Miss., Thursday morning, May 18, 2017, where 6-year-old Kingston Frazier was shot to death after the auto he was riding in was stolen early, from a grocery store parking lot in Jackson.

Kingston was inside a silver 2000 Toyota Camry when the vehicle was stolen outside a Kroger on Interstate 55 in Jackson about 2 a.m. Thursday.

Authorities have identified McBride as the shooter.

The three suspects pulled into the parking lot in a separate vehicle, the Hind's County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

Officials say all three suspects will be charged with captial murder.

Charged Thursday with capital murder were 19-year-old Byron McBride of Pickens, 17-year old D'Allen Washington of Ridgeland and 17-year-old Dwan Wakefield of Ridgeland.

Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber said that his city needed to make clear there was "no tolerance on any level for acts of violence against children".

Less than 30 minutes later, police called Frazier's uncle, David Archie, and asked him to meet them at the district attorney's office downtown. Kingston was in the back seat, fatally shot in the head. A Honda Civic drove up and a passenger got out and jumped into the Camry before both cars sped off, Jackson Police Commander Tyree Jones said.

"The Jackson Public School District is deeply saddened by the tragic death of North Jackson Elementary scholar, Kingston Fraizer", reads the statement.

The tragic news came less than 12 hours after Kingston Frazier, who was reportedly set to graduate from the first grade on Thursday, was abducted from outside of a Jackson store, according to an earlier press release by state police. Family and friends were there to support Archie as she learned the news that Kingston was dead. "Anybody who says she didn't say the baby was missing is wrong".

Warren Strain, spokesman for the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, said his agency was not notified about a missing child until about 2:45 a.m.

In Mississippi, 17-year-olds accused of capital murder are tried as adults. "That's evil. That baby hadn't done anything to him". They killed my son, man.

"A six-year-old is gone, " said Kingston's cousin, Kolby Irby.

Ms Archie collapsed after learning her child had been killed, USA Today reported, and had to be carried down a flight of stairs at the district attorney's office.

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