DeAllen Washington, 18, the second person of interest, is in police custody, according to law enforcement officials.
Jackson Police Department Commander Tyree Jones said today that the missing child, Kingston Frazier, was found dead in the backseat of his mother’s stolen vehicle.
As Crime Online reported on Thursday, an AMBER Alert was set into place for the 6-year-old boy after two men pulled up at a Kroger grocery store of I-55 in Jackson, Mississippi, at around 1 a.m., and stole a car in the parking lot. Kingston was in the backseat of the car, while his mother was inside the store, reportedly picking up medicine while he slept in the vehicle.
At around 10:53 a.m., authorities found the vehicle, a silver 2000 Toyota Camry, in Gluckstadt, off of Holmes Avenue. Police arrested one of the suspects, 18-year-old Dwan Wakefield (pictured right). The other suspect, 18-year-old DeAllen Washington (picutred left), is still on the run.
Officials confirm the Kingston Frazier is dead of a gunshot went in the backseat of the car pic.twitter.com/TpUpZ4lt1u
— Therese Apel (@TRex21) May 18, 2017
The Clarion Ledger reports that the little boy was fatally shot while sitting in the backseat of the car.
The story is still developing. Check back with Crime Online as additional details become available.
[Feature Photo: Police Handout]