Police in Nashville have arrested five children, among them a 12-year-old girl, in connection to the shooting death of a local musician during what was believed to be a robbery-gone-awry.
According to a press release from the Nashville Metro Police Department, on Friday morning detectives charged the underage suspects with criminal homicide for Thursday's killing of 24-year-old Kyle Yorlets.
Three of suspects were identified by investigators as Roniyah McKnight, 14; Diamond Lewis, 15, and Decorrius Wright, 16.
The 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.
According to the police, the five kids were in a stolen Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck in the alley that runs behind Yorlets’ house when they spotted him outside on Thursday afternoon.
The minors accosted the man, took his wallet and demanded the keys to his car, which he refused to hand over, prompting the suspects to open fire on him, police stated.
The mortally wounded victim managed to make it inside his home, where he was found by one of his roommates at 3pm.
Yorlets was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead from his injuries.
Roniyah McKnight, 14; Diamond Lewis, 15; Decorrius Wright, 16; a 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy have been charged with criminal homicide in the killing of 24-year-old Kyle Yorlets.