Police say that Byron McBride, 19, is the suspect who killed 6-year-old Kingston Frazier. No additional details are available yet.
Three Mississippi men were arrested on Thursday in connection with the death of a 5-year-old boy who was killed after the suspects reportedly stole a car with the child in the back seat.
According to Madison County District Attorney Michael Guest, the three suspects, identified as Byron McBride, D’Allen Washington and Dwan Wakefield, are all charged with capital murder and auto theft. Police found Kingston Frazier, 6, dead from multiple gunshot wounds, in the back of his mother’s stolen vehicle. The car was found by authorities around 15 miles north of Jackson.
Washington and Wakefield, both 17, will be tried as adults.
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The initial incident occurred on May 17, when Kingston’s mother stopped by a Jacksonville Kroger at around 1 a.m. on early Thursday morning. She left her son in the car, reportedly to pick up medicine for the little boy, who was sleeping in the back seat. While she was inside, a car pulled up to her 2000 Toyota Camry. A man got out of the passenger seat of a 2-door sedan, got into the driver’s side of the Camry, and drove off with little Kingston still inside the vehicle.
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Around nine hours later, a man called police and said he spotted the stolen Camry by a dead end street in Gluckstadt. It’s still unclear how authorities found the suspects or what role each played in the crimes. All three are behind bars without bail at the Madison County Detention Center.
Meanwhile, a GoFundMe page was created by a first responder to help raise funds to pay for Kingston’s funeral and burial expenses.
“I have started this fund to help the family of little Kingston Frazier with the financial needs they may have during this time to help to pay for the service of this tiny angel. I would like to present these funds to the funeral home handling the services of Kingston Frazier as quickly as possible to assist them.”
Update: As of Friday afternoon, the GoFundMe page is no longer accepting donations.
[Feature Photo: Handout/Madison County Detention Center]