Five children between 12 and 16 charged with murder in shooting death of Nashville musician
Kyle Yorlets, 24-years-old was a graduate from the Belmont University and was part of a pop-rock band called Carverton.
Nashville police have arrested five children all of whom are between the ages of 12 and 16 in connection to the fatal shooting of a local musician, 24-year-old Kyle Yorlets.
It is reported that the shooting took place during an attempted robbery which turned tragic. The Nashville Metro Police Department issued a press release which stated that on Friday morning, detectives had charged the minor suspects with criminal homicide.
The names of the children will not be mentioned since they are juveniles. The district attorney will decide whether the juveniles will be tried and charged as adults. The authorities believe that the five children were sitting in a stolen Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck in an alley which ran behind Yorlets home which is located on 32000 block of Torbertt Street where the children spotted him. They confronted Kyle and took his wallet, before demanding his car keys.
According to the police, he refused to do so which then prompted the shooting. The severely injured victim managed to drag himself inside his home and was found by one of his roommates at around 3 pm. He was then rushed to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. Later on that same day, the police recovered the stolen Chevy which lay abandoned in the 1600 block of Timberland Drive. Some witnesses in the area claim to have seen three teenagers getting out of the vehicle and two got into another car and drove off while the third ran on foot.
In the course of the investigation, the authorities were made aware that the suspects had traveled to the West Nashville Walmart on Charlotte Pike where all five of the killers were arrested. A loaded 9mm pistol which had also been reported stolen was recovered from them. Kyle had graduated from the Belmont University and worked as a bartender at a Nashville restaurant. He also used to sing in the pop-rock band 'Carverton'.
His bandmates released a statement which addressed his untimely death on Friday which read, "We are in a state of shock and are having to grasp the reality that is now in front of us. We are heartbroken. Our condolences for his family and loved ones and all the lives that he touched. We will never forget Kyle, and though he is gone too soon his legacy is here to stay." A friend also started a GoFundMe page to help the family with the expenses.