Teens arrested in murder of 6-year-old Mississippi boy
A 6-year-old boy was found dead of a gunshot to the head in the back of a car that had been stolen from his mother hours ago.
Ebony Archie went inside Kroger at 1:15 a.m. on Thursday and left the car running with her child, Kingston Frazier, in the backseat, according to The New York Times.
Authorities said in a news conference that they filled out a missing car report before realizing that Kingston had also been taken. They issued an Ambert Alert at 4:15 a.m., but around 9:30 a.m., they found Kingston dead with a gunshot wound to the back of his head.
His body was left in the backseat of the car, which was found abandoned behind a warehouse several miles away from the Kroger where it was stolen.
Dwan Wakefield, D'Allen Washington, and Byron McBride, all of whom were 17, were arrested and charged with murder. They are all being held without bail.
Kingston's family members were not informed of the tragedy until after police held a news conference. Raw video shows the family arriving on scene as police tell reporters about Kingsotn's death.
"It's hard to know that people out there are evil, that would kill a child," Velma Eddington, the boy's great-aunt, told The Clarion-Ledger after finding out the news.
"That's evil. That baby hadn't done anything to him. That baby hadn't done nothing. They could have left that child on that back seat, asleep. They didn't have to kill him. Those people are evil. Evil."