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Five suspects, ages 12 to 16, busted in fatal shooting of Nashville musician Kyle Yorlets

Five teens — including one as young as 12 — were arrested in the shooting death and robbery of 24-year-old singer Kyle Yorlets in Tennessee.

Metropolitan Nashville Police identified three of the teens in a Friday news release as Roniyah McKnight, 14, Diamond Lewis, 15, and Decorrius Wright, 16.

The other juveniles are a 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy. Tennessee law prohibits the identification of suspects under age 13.

Yorlets, a Pennsylvania native and Belmont University graduate, was shot outside his Nashville home Thursday afternoon.

Investigators believe Yorlets was shot after refusing to hand over his car keys to the teens, who had already taken his wallet.

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He made it back inside after he was shot, where one of his housemates found him — and was later pronounced dead at Vanderbilt University Medical center.

The teens’ getaway vehicle was a stolen red Chevrolet Colorado pick-up truck and was later abandoned.

Two stolen pistols were found at the time of the arrest. The vehicle was also recovered.

All five teens will charged with criminal homicide.

Yorlets was a singer in the pop/rock band Caverton.

On the band’s website, Yorlets is quotes saying, “We hope our music can be both relatable and encouraging to those who need it. Life is crazy and unpredictable, and we want to portray that in our music.”

“We are in a state of shock and are having to grasp the reality that is now in front of us. We are heartbroken,” Yorlet’s band members, Michael Curry, Christian Ferguson, and Michael Wiebell said in a statement Friday. “We are heartbroken.”

source: NYD

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