JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) –
Law enforcement sources have actually recognized 19-year-old Byron McBride as the person who pulled the trigger, eliminating 6-year-old Kingston Frazier.
Madison County Coroner Alex Breeland has actually verified that the autopsy for 6-year-old Kingston Frazier has been finished. He states the little young boy died from multiple gunshot wounds however he declined to tell us where on his body he was shot.
“There were multiple gunshots and there was some trauma to the head,” Madison County Constable Randy Tucker told us.
19-year-old Byron McBride, 17-year-old DeAllen Washington and 17-year-old Dwan Diondro Wakefield have all been jailed and accuseded of capital murder in the slaying of the kid. No bond was given. They will appear in court on Monday.
When asked the area of where the shooting occurred, Sheriff Tucker said he couldn’t give an exact place, but they could not charge an individual with capital murder unless the criminal activity took place within the county.
Constable Tucker likewise exposed that Washington was arrested in 2015 or 2016 for armed robbery and was out on a $25,000 bond and is still under indictment for that.
Sheriff Tucker continued, stating that District Attorney Michael Visitor “is more than prepared to attempt this case since he personally concerned the criminal offense scene the other day and examined evidence firsthand.”
A press conference was held on Thursday night in which Hinds County Constable Victor Mason revealed that a deputy was dispatched to the Kroger on I-55 North in Jackson after a witness reported a woman came out of the shop reporting that her car was missing out on with her little boy inside. Deputies then called Mississippi Highway Patrol then the Jackson Police Department.
JPD Commander Tyree Jones states that officers then reacted to the scene of the vehicle theft and kidnapping and had the ability to obtain information on the cars involved in the case.
A witness gotten in touch with police and had the ability to supply info about the last person seen driving the silver Honda Civic, utilized by the suspects. Police were able to get a positive identity of the driver, who they confirm is one of the three under arrest.
It was at that point that MBI released the Amber Alert and had the ability to begin helping in the investigation.
Madison County Constable Randy Tucker and Madison and Rankin counties District Attorney Michael Visitor say that three suspects in custody for the death have been accuseded of capital murder. It’s possible that through the course of the investigation charges could be changed or modified. All 3 were offered no bond.
McBride was collared by U.S. Marshals in Ridgeland and Washington was taken into custody on Thursday afternoon by Hinds County Sheriff’s Deputies.
We were on the scene when Washington was taken in for questioning:
Washington, from Jackson, does have a criminal background. He was arrested in Madison County in 2016 for heist.
WLBT discovered a photo that was tweeted to Washington from the other man thought to be associated with this heinous criminal activity spree, Dwan Wakefield.
Wakefield, of Ridgeland, was apprehended on Holmes Avenue in Jackson just before 11 a.m. We’ve verified that Wakefield participates in Ridgeland High School where he played quarterback on the football team.
Madison County Schools Superintendent Ronnie McGehee said this is a tragic situation on all parts and they are wishing everyone involved.
One Jackson resident identified Wakefield on the run in a west Jackson community.
“By the time he came to us, we satisfied him down the street and we were speaking with him and he said he was going to turn himself in,” stated the citizen. “I thought about it and I said ‘you have to get on the ground’. He didn’t wish to at first and I stated ‘you need to get on the ground’.”
Little Kingston Frazier was last seen Thursday early morning at about 1:15 in the parking area of the Kroger prior to he was allegedly kidnapped.
According to the Hinds County Sheriff’s workplace, his mother, Ebony Archie, got to Kroger in her Toyota Camry and ran inside the store for a couple of minutes. She supposedly left her car running and her son inside the car.
Within a brief time, authorities say two subjects in a Honda Civic brought up to Archie’s car. The passenger of the Honda, a 6 foot high black male, left his vehicle and jumped in Archie’s car with the child inside. Both cars and trucks scampered.
Cops found Frazier dead in the rear seat of the taken Toyota Camry in Gluckstadt at some point before 10 a.m.
The stolen vehicle was discovered on Gluckstadt Road at a dead end behind the ABC storage facility. It has been taken to the State Criminal offense Laboratory, along with the body of the little boy who has actually been taken there for autopsy.
A multi jurisdictional investigation is underway involving Jackson Cops Department, Hinds County Sheriff’s Office, Mississippi Highway Patrol, Mississippi Bureau of Examination and Madison County Sheriff’s Workplace. All agencies are working jointly on this case.
Little Kingston Frazier was expected to graduate from kindergarten Thursday from North Jackson Primary school.
“Kingston was one of our kindergarten scholars,” stated North Jackson Primary school’s Principal, Kimberly Smith. “He was a very fun-loving child. He was everyone’s infant. He was a sweet kid to be around. He was Kingston.”
“He didn’t get to see the rest of his young life developed,” stated Koretta Collins, who has an 8-year-old at North Jackson Elementary.
Tonya Harden says her child was good friends with Kingston.
“She’s sad, I’m gon na have to actually talk to her,” sighed Harden. “I think it’s going to make me hug my baby and my grandkids a little bit tighter.”
The graduation event went on as arranged, however was far more bitter than sweet. Especially, says Principal Smith, for Kingston’s mom.
“I can not envision how she feels right now,” said Principal Smith. “I can’t envision.”
JPS states they will be providing grief counseling for students and staff at the school
And for Kingston Frazier’s moms and dads, Principal Smith stated, “Whatever North Jackson can do for the family, we will be there. All she needs to do is let us know – she doesn’t even have to ask. Just let us understand, and we’re there.”
Principal Smith says the school is not going to talk about details of the criminal activity with trainees – that depends on moms and dads to choose how they want to deal with that task. JPS launched this declaration today:
“The Jackson Public School District is deeply saddened by the tragic death of North Jackson Elementary scholar, Kingston Frazier. He was beloved by his classmates and teachers and will definitely be missed. The District is offering grief counselors to the trainees and staff of the school. We ask all citizens to keep the Frazier family in their ideas and prayers.”
A 6 yr old young boy who was kidnapped & & eliminated today leaves his mark at North Jackson Elementary. He was expected to finish kindergarten today pic.twitter.com/yYQOXblIIn
— Marie Edinger (@MarieEdinger) Might 18, 2017 Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber launched this statement Thursday evening:
“At this time, we all share the sentiment of a damaged heart for Kingston and his family. It is essential that we express and ensure, that as a City, there is no tolerance on any level for acts of violence versus kids. Now is the time for Jacksonians to unite under the banner of love and restoration. The bereaved family is in our prayers as we continue to look for justice for Kingston.”
Governor Phil Bryant launched this declaration Thursday night:
There are no words to express the anger and unhappiness over the loss of Kingston Frazier. The innocence and life of a six-year-old kid have been taken by a dreadful crime. It is time this senseless violence end. We can all pray that God will assuage the pain of Kingston’s family and friends, while we hold the guilty responsible.
Timeline of occasions
Thursday, May 18 – 1:15 a.m. – 6-year-old Kingston Frazier is last seen in the parking area of the Kroger on I-55 North in Jackson. A short time later on two subjects pull up to his mom’s Toyota Camry in a Honda Civic. The guest of the Honda Civic gets out of the car and jumps inside the Camry, with the child inside, and both vehicles scamper from the parking lot.
Thursday, May 18 – 2:30 a.m. – A Hinds County Deputy saw a lady coming out of Kroger and she stated that her automobile was missing.
Thursday, Might 18 – 4:31 a.m. – MBI problems an Amber Alert for Kingston Frazier.
Thursday, May 18 – 7:06 a.m. – MBI releases details on 2nd automobile (Honda Civic) and a description of the passenger who left the vehicle and took the Camry with the child inside.
Thursday, May 18 – 9:43 a.m. – MBI cancels the Amber Alert for Kingston Frazier.
Thursday, Might 18 – 9:57 a.m. – WLBT gets here to the scene in Gluckstadt where officials said the child and stolen car were recovered on Gluckstadt Roadway.
Thursday, May 18 – 10:46 a.m. – JPD Leader Tyree Jones and Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker confirm that 6-year-old Kingston Frazier had actually been found dead in the rear seats of the vehicle after being shot.
Thursday, Might 18 – 11:25 a.m. – 17-year-old Dwan Diondro Wakefield, of Ridgeland, is nabbed on Holmes Opportunity in the kidnapping and slaying of the little boy.
Thursday, May 18 – 11:38 a.m. – Hinds County Constable’s Workplace validates a second individual, 17-year-old DeAllen Washington, is a suspect in the kidnapping and shooting death of the child.
Thursday, Might 18 – 2:24 p.m. – Washington is located and transferred for questioning in the kidnapping and death of Kingston Frazier.
Thursday, Might 18 – 4:00 p.m. – A 3rd suspect, 19-year-old Byron McBride, was collared.
Thursday, May 18 – 5:15 p.m. – Investigating agencies hold press conference at Madison County Sheriff’s Workplace where they reveal that three suspects have actually been accuseded of capital murder.
Friday, May 19 – 6 a.m. – Investigating agencies announce that 3 suspects will appear in court on Monday the 22nd.
If you would like to assist the Kingston Frazier family with his burial costs, you can offer to their advantage account at any Trustmark bank.
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