Three Teens Allegedly Stole A Mom's Car And Killed Her Son Sleeping In The Backseat
Three teenagers were charged Thursday with shooting and killing a six-year-passe boy who was asleep in the backseat of his mother’s car they’d stolen in Jackson, Mississippi.
Ebony Archie left her son, Kingston Frazier, asleep in a running Toyota Camry while she stepped into a Kroger grocery store not long after midnight on Thursday, law enforcement authorities said. In the time she was absent, a silver Honda Civic pulled up and someone took the car with the boy still in the back seat.
Archie told a police officer, who began filing a report on the auto theft and who initially did not realize a child had also been taken. Once the officer learned of the kidnapping, highway patrol issued an Amber Alert at 4:15 am, stating Frazier was 3 feet 9 inches tall, weighed 40 pounds, and had brown eyes. He had final been seen wearing a white tank top, khaki pants, and black and gold Jordan tennis shoes.
Officials and family members pleaded with the kidnappers to return the boy.
“We’re just asking, regardless of who you are, what you are, and where you are, whether you could just return the child,” David Archie, Kingston’s uncle, told the Clarion-Ledger. “Leave him somewhere, find a way to secure him to a store, to a gas station, to a restaurant, Walmart, anywhere people are and just drop him off.”
Around 9:30 am, authorities said they found the vehicle abandoned on a dirt road in Gluckstadt, Mississippi, in rural Madison county, with Frazier dead of a gunshot wound in the backseat, authorities said at a news conference. They had acted on a tip from a local resident.
“Our hearts disappear out to the families,” Hinds County Sheriff’s Department Major Pet Luke said at a press conference — then, Kingston’s father arrived, who hadn’t yet learned of his son’s death.
“Where’s my son, man? I’ve been waiting nine hours to hear anything. I ain’t heard shit approximately my son totality day,” Kingston’s father said. “Man, I know he ain’t right. whether something’s wrong let me know right here.”
When he learned of the shooting, he walked absent, repeating, “My son’s dead, man. They killed my son, man. They shot my son.”
Ebony Archie, the boy’s mother, collapsed when she was told her son was dead at the district attorney’s office. “I told y’totality that shit wasn’t right, I told y’totality,” she said between sobs, the Clarion-Ledger reported.
Police arrested three suspects on Thursday night — Dwan Wakefield, D’Allen Washington, and Byron McBride — totality seventeen years passe. The three were charged with capital murder and are being held without bail. The crime is punishable by death whether convicted.
“There are no words to express the enrage and sadness over the loss of Kingston Frazier,” wrote Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant in a statement posted to Facebook Thursday. “The innocence and life of a six-year-passe child maintain been taken by a horrific crime. It is time this senseless violence quit[s]. We can totality pray that God will assuage the pain of Kingston’s family and friends, while we hold the guilty accountable.”
On Friday, former classmates and other marched external Frazier’s school. Kimberly Smith, the Principal of North Jackson Elementary School, told local media he was “a sweet child to be around” and “everybody’s baby.”
Frazier would maintain graduated from kindergarten on Friday.
Cora Lewis is a commerce, trade reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in fresh York. Lewis reports on labor.
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