Boy found dead in stolen car in Mississippi, 3 arrested

Three young men have been arrested in the USA, hours after a 6-year-old boy was found shot dead in his mother's stolen vehicle.

Family member Martin Archie, left, comforts Ruby Archie, after learning that Kingston Frazier, 6, was found dead after being kidnapped during the theft of his mother's vehicle from a Kroger parking lot, Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Jackson, Miss.

Cops said three men pulled up in a separate auto, and one climbed into the Camry before both pulled away.

A horrified couple learned their missing child had been shot dead during a botched vehicle theft when they stormed a police press conference about the case.

David Archie, the great uncle said, "With the family wrapping their arms around Ebony (Kingston's mother) and along with the father as well I think they'll get through it, but I can tell you that it has been a very hard test". This Madison County Detention Center booking photograph taken Thursday, May 18, 2017 shows Byron McBride.

Madison County District Attorney Michael Guest announced at a news conference Thursday that authorities plan to charge Byron McBride, D'Allen Washington and Dwan Wakefield in the death of the child.

When asked the location of where the shooting took place, Sheriff Tucker said he couldn't give an exact location, but they couldn't charge an individual with capital murder unless the crime took place within the county. Each is set for an initial court appearance Monday morning and until then is jailed without bail in Madison County, just north of Jackson.

Authorities said Washington and Wakefield are both 17.

The vehicle was stolen at around 1:15 a.m. on May 18 and later that morning, Kingston was found dead inside the vehicle, which had been abandoned on the side of the road. During that time, a Honda Civic stopped and someone jumped out and stole the Camry.

Ebony Archie, the child's mother, collapsed and broke down in sobs when she heard the news that her son had been killed at the district attorney's office in Jackson. "That baby hadn't done anything to him". They could have left that child on that back seat, asleep.

Authorities are refusing to identify the individual they believe fired the bullets that killed Kingston, and they would not elaborate on each suspect's alleged role in the crime. Those people are evil.

"There is nothing out there worth taking a 6-year-old's life", the boy's uncle said.

A spokesperson for the Jackson Public School District said Kingston "was beloved by his classmates and teachers and will surely be missed".

There are no words to express the anger and sadness over the loss of Kingston Frazier.

Kingston, a student at North Jackson Elementary School, was scheduled to graduate from kindergarten Thursday.

The suspects would be charged with capital murder, MS authorities said. It is time this senseless violence end.

  • Leroy Wright