Five Children Between 12 & 16 Charged With Murder in shooting death of Nashville Musician Kyle Yorlets During A Bad Robbery
The Police in Nashville have arrested five children, and a 12-year-old girl, in connection with the shooting death, in what is believed to be a robbery-gone bad. Three of suspects were identified by investigators as Female Roniyah McKnight, 14;
Diamond Lewis, 15, and Male Decorrius Wright, 16.
According to theNashville Metro Police Department, on Friday morning detectives charged the underage suspects with criminal homicide for Thursday's killing of 24-year-old Kyle Yorlets. Yorletswas fatally wounded outside his home in the 32000 block of Torbertt Street in Nashville in broad daylight Thursday.
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.
The district attorney will decide is the juveniles will be charged as adults. According to the police, the five children were in astolen Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck in the alley that is behind Yorlets’ house on Torbertt Street when they spotted him outside on Thursday afternoon.
The minors approached Yorlet’s, 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.
Later the police recovered the stolen Chevy Colorado, which had been abandoned.
Witnesses in the area reported seeing three juveniles get out of the vehicle. Two of them got into another car and drove off, while the third fled on foot.
The Police learned that the underage suspects were ate the West Nashville Walmart, where all five baby-faced suspected killers were apprehended.
They recovered a stolen loaded 9mm pistol, and a second loaded, stolen pistol from inside the store.
The young crew traveled to Walmart, in a Hyundai Santa Fe, that been stolen from Brentwood.
Yorlets was a graduate of Belmont University who worked as a bartender at a Nashville restaurant and sang in the pop-rock band Carverton.