Nashville Singer Gunned Down by Group of Juveniles Ages 12-16, Police Say


Kyle Yorlets was chasing the dream because the singer for a Nashville-based band who additionally labored as a bartender to assist pay the payments till he was gunned down outdoors of his residence Thursday evening, allegedly by a pack of juveniles.

“We’re heartbroken,” Yorlets’s bandmates within the group Carverton mentioned an announcement Friday morning. “Our condolences for his household and family members and all of the lives that he touched. We are going to always remember Kyle, and although he’s gone too quickly his legacy is right here to remain.”

As his mates mourned, the justice system responded. Prosecutors mentioned they need the 5 juveniles concerned to be tried as adults, one thing very uncommon in Tennessee, the Tennessean reported.

“The investigation exhibits that the 5 have been in a stolen Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck within the alley that runs behind Yorlets’ residence once they noticed him outdoors. The juveniles interacted with Yorlets, took his pockets, and in the end demanded that he give up the keys to his automobile. It’s believed that he was fatally shot after he refused,” a police assertion mentioned.

The group accused of being liable for his loss of life is made up of three women, aged 12, 14 and 15, and two boys, aged 13 and 16.

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Though a lawyer for the 12-year-old woman needed her to be tried as a baby, Assistant District Lawyer Stacy Miller disagreed throughout a juvenile courtroom listening to.

“She didn’t run from there, and she or he didn’t name the police,” Miller mentioned. “She’s as responsible as they’re.”

Ought to these kids be tried as adults?

The group was arrested Friday, at which period police took possession of two weapons, police spokesman Don Aaron mentioned.

Aaron mentioned the police hunt for the juveniles started as a seek for the 12-year-old woman, who had run away from residence, The Washington Submit reported.

Aaron mentioned that as they have been looking for the woman, police discovered Snapchat posts displaying her “with different younger individuals with weapons.”

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Police then took testimony from witnesses close to the place Yorlets have been shot and discovered that the capturing and lacking particular person instances had intersected.

Police mentioned that after Yorlets was shot, he was in a position to return inside to the home the place he was residing. He was discovered an hour later by a housemate. At that time, he was taken to a hospital the place he was pronounced useless.

A GoFundMe web page has been established to help the Yorlets household with funeral bills. By early Sunday afternoon, it had raised over $37,000.

Carverton, the band with which Yorlets sang, had its debut album scheduled for launch subsequent month.

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