Published: Sun, February 10, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

5 minors charged in deadly shooting of Nashville musician

5 minors charged in deadly shooting of Nashville musician

The musician, Kyle Yorlets, was shot outside his home on Thursday afternoon, police said Friday in a statement.

He made it back inside, where he was found by one of his housemates around 3 p.m.

When they accosted the singer, they took his wallet and demanded the keys to his auto, which he refused to hand over, they opened fire on him. It's believed Yorlets, 24, was shot when he refused to hand over the keys to his vehicle. Yorlets was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died.

"He's an absolute, absolute innocent victim", police spokesman Don Arron said.

"The entire Nashville community, every neighborhood in this city should be concerned about what happened Thursday and the events of Thursday night". Police have also charged a 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy. The next hearing will be held on February 21.

Yorlets was one of four children raised on a farm in Pennsylvania. "He was loved by his friends and family", the band's manager said in a statement.

Under Tennessee law, three of the five teenagers were identified by police due to their ages and the charges they face but Fox News has chosen not identify any of the suspects because they are all juveniles.

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Police have charged five teenagers with the shooting death of Kyle Yorlets, a rising musician in Nashville.

They identified the three oldest, 14 year old Roniyah McKnight, 15 year old Diamond Lewis, and 16 year old Decorrius Wright.

Three of the suspects are girls ranging from 12-15 years of age.

Police later found the pickup truck abandoned in the 1600 block of Timberland Drive in the Hermitage Precinct.

Police say it appears that the juveniles encountered Yorlets when they were driving a stolen pickup truck in an alley behind his home.

Police recovered two stolen, loaded pistols after tracking the juveniles to a Walmart. A second loaded and stolen pistol was recovered from inside the store.

The young killers were well armed - they had been stealing guns from vehicles for months, cops said.

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