Five children charged with murder in shooting death of Nashville musician


The two other juveniles arrested are a 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy, but they have not been named because Tennessee law prohibits identifying suspects under the age of 13. A gun and a stolen vehicle were found with the kids.

Police recovered the stolen pickup truck on Thursday evening and, working with the Juvenile Crime Task Force and local authorities, investigators were led to a Walmart in West Nashville, where the suspects were all taken into custody.

Police have not yet identified which of the minors pulled the trigger, but said all five are known to police and the court system.

When they accosted the singer, they took his wallet and demanded the keys to his vehicle, which he refused to hand over, they opened fire on him.

Police believe the five juveniles were in a stolen pickup in the alley behind his house, when they ran into him.

The police spokesperson called Yorlets an "absolute innocent victim". He was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead from his injuries. Police released booking photos and the names of three of those charged because they are older than 13.

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"We are in a state of shock and are having to grasp the reality that is now in front of us", they wrote. Their debut album, "Chasing Sounds", is scheduled for release in late March.

In Nashville, they met Christian Ferguson and Michael Wiebell to "complete the band", which played at the Firefly Festival and has toured across the country.

Yorlets was a member of the Nashville-based pop-rock band Carverton and was also a bartender. "We are heartbroken. We will never forget Kyle, and though he is gone too soon his legacy is here to stay".

Our thoughts and prayers are with Yorlets and his family, friends, and loved ones.

"I told the band, 'The album shows songwriting maturity, ' " Ferguson said, thanks in large part to Yorlets. In Nashville, he worked at the Mike and Honey and Pastaria restaurants.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Yorlets family pay for travel and funeral expenses.