Five teenagers who killed Kyle Yorlets, a 24-year-old country musician just outside his Tennessee home, have been arrested.
Metropolitan Nashville Police Department reported that the teenagers which comprised of three girls, ages 12, 14 and 15, and two boys, ages 13 and 16, fatally shot Kyle Yorlets after he refused to hand over keys to his car they wanted to steal.
The deceased who was shot outside his Nashville home on Thursday, made it back inside and was found by a roommate who rushed him to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The teenagers who fled in a stolen red pickup truck after they killed Kyle Yorlets, were arrested late Thursday night at a Walmart about six miles west from where Yorlets was shot, police said. A stolen loaded 9 mm pistol and another different stolen vehicle were found with them. A second stolen and loaded gun was found inside the store, police said.
All five suspects are being held at a juvenile detention center. Yorlets, originally from Pennsylvania, was a Belmont University graduate and the lead singer of the band Carverton.
“We are in a state of shock and are having to grasp the reality that is now in front of us. We are heartbroken,” said a band statement released by their publicist.
“On February 7, 2019 we lost our brother, best friend, and bandmate Kyle Yorlets. 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.”