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Five Teenagers Arrested & Charged for Killing Country Musician Kyle Yorlet

Five Teenagers Arrested & Charged for Killing Country Musician Kyle Yorlet


  • Five teenagers arrested and charged for killing country musician Kyle Yorlet.
  • The 24-year-old singer's was shot after he refused to turn over the keys of his car.
  • He was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead from his injuries.
  • The district attorney will decide if the juveniles will be charged as adults.

Authorities in Nashville have arrested five teenagers who are between the ages of 12 to 16 in connection to the shooting death of 24 year old country musician Kyle Yorlet of pop-rock band Carverton.

According to a press release from the Nashville Metro Police Department, on Friday morning detectives charged the underage suspects with criminal homicide for Thursday's killing of Kyle Yorlets.

Three suspects were identified by investigators as Roniyah McKnight , 14; Diamond Lewis , 15, and Decorrius Wright , 16. While names of the remaining two which includes a 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy, were withheld due to their age.

Police said the children were attempting to steal the 24-year-old singer's car and shot him in the process after he refused to turn over his keys.

According to the police, the five kids were in a stolen Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck in the alley that runs behind Yorlets’ house in the 32000 block of Torbertt Street when they spotted him outside on Thursday afternoon.

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

Yorlets who was left wounded managed to make it inside his home, where he was found by one of his roommates at 3pm. He was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead from his injuries.

Officers later recovered the stolen Chevy Colorado, which they abandoned in the 1600 block of Timberland Drive.
According to Mail Online, the district attorney will decide if the juveniles will be charged as adults.

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