Wednesday, 20 February, 2019

Five Juveniles, Ages 12-16, Arrested In Murder Of Nashville Musician

Musician Kyle Yorlets 24 was shot and killed in Nashville. Police said five minors are facing charges 5 teens arrested for murder of Nashville musician
Jeannette Daniel | 10 February, 2019, 09:55

Police identified Roniyah McKnight, 14, Diamond Lewis, 15, and Decorrius Wright, 16 as the teens who fatally shot 24-year-old Nashville Singer Kyle Yorlets on Thursday evening.

The suspects were identified as Diamond Lewis, 15; Roniyah McKnight, 14; Decorrius Wright, 16; as well as the 12-year-old and a 13-year-old boy whose names were withheld due to their ages.

Per local law, the three suspects over the age of 13 have been publicly identified.

Kyle Yorlets was shot outside his home and was able to make it back inside where one of his housemates found him, according to Metro police.

Yorlets was a member of the Nashville-based pop-rock band Carverton and was also a bartender.

Police recovered two stolen pistols upon arresting the teens.

It is believed he was shot after he refused to give up his vehicle. "We will never forget Kyle, and though he is gone too soon his legacy is here to stay", the band said. The shooting victim was pronounced dead at Vanderbilt University Medical Center shortly after 3:00 p.m. The juveniles interacted with Yorlets, took his wallet, and ultimately demanded that he surrender the keys to his vehicle.

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Statement from Carverton regarding Kyle Yorlets: "On February 7, 2019 we lost our brother, best friend, and bandmate..."

Witnesses near the scene of the arrest told police they saw three juveniles get out of the pickup truck.

Police said they recovered a stole 9 mm pistol and another stolen pistol was recovered from inside the store.

Five kids are accused of killing a 24-year-old man outside his Tennessee home, in what police said Friday was an attempted robbery.

According to the press release, officers found the pickup truck a short time later.

She asked people to "send prayer and good thoughts towards the Yorlets family, his girlfriend, his friends and extended work families". They have been booked into juvenile detention. A native of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, he graduated from Belmont University in May 2107. He worked at a Nashville restaurant and played in a local band.

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