Byron McBride, 19, has been identified as the gunman in the shooting death of 6-year-old Kingston Frazier.
WAPT reports that Dwan Diondro Wakefield, 17, D’Allen Washington, 17, and McBride will all be charged with capital murder in Frazier’s death, according to Madison County District Attorney Michael Guest.
As previously reported by The Root, there were initially two persons of interest in the case. Wakefield, a senior at Ridgeland High School and the school’s former starting quarterback, was taken into custody soon after Kingston’s body was found.
Washington turned himself in Thursday afternoon and McBride was the last to be taken into custody.
Kingston was last seen about 1:15 a.m CST, Thursday morning in the parking lot of a Kroger grocery store in Jackson, Miss. His mother, Ebony Archie, left him asleep in her Toyota Camry while she briefly went inside of the store.
While Archie was inside, at least two of the suspects drove into the Kroger parking lot in a two-door 2014 Honda Civic Coupe and pulled alongside her Camry. The suspect in the passenger seat jumped into Archie’s car and drove away with Kingston inside.
At 9:47 a.m. CST, approximately nine hours after Kingston was abducted, reports began to trickle in that he had been found. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation canceled the Amber Alert that had been issued for him.
As previously reported by The Root, initial reports were that Kingston had been found, but his condition was unknown.
Within minutes, local enforcement agencies confirmed that Kingston had been found dead inside of the stolen vehicle.
Initial reports were that Kingston had been shot once, but Madison County Cornor Alex Breeland said that he was shot multiple times.
Breeland would not confirm where the child sustained his wounds.
Kingston, a student at North Jackson Elementary School, was scheduled to graduate from kindergarten Thursday.
“The Jackson Public School District is deeply saddened by the tragic death of North Jackson Elementary scholar, Kingston Frazier,” JPS spokesman Sherwin Johnson said in a statement. “He was beloved by his classmates and teachers and will surely be missed. The District is providing grief counselors to the students and staff of the school. We ask all citizens to keep the Frazier family in their thoughts and prayers.”
Wakefield, Washington and McBride are being held without bail and scheduled to make their first court appearances on Monday.