This tragic story is sweeping Mississippi, after a 6-year-old is abducted during a car theft. The child’s body has just been found.
JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI — Today would’ve been Kingston Frazier’s graduation. Instead, his life was senselessly taken.
Kingston Frazier’s family reacts to news of his death…
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UPDATE — 10:58 a.m., May 19
A third suspect has been arrested in connection with Kingston Frazier’s murder. He’s 19-year-old Byron McBride, Jr.
According to WAPT-16, officers took McBride into custody from Somerset Apartments on County Line Road, in Jackson, Mississippi.
In addition, coincidentally, Kingston Frazier was already set to receive North Jackson Elementary’s “Courage” award. School principal Kimberly Smith mentions as follows.
“He exhibited many of our character traits that we teach kids, especially in kindergarten…teaching them to be well-rounded citizens. And when he got the Courage award, that was emotional, because we knew he had to have some courage this morning as he was going through what he had to endure this morning.”
The Black Loop elaborates further regarding the victim’s mother — as well as the suspects — in another report.
Frazier, 6, went missing around 1:15 a.m. from a Kroger parking lot on I-55 North. According to WLBT-3, on May 18, two men pulled up to Frazier’s mother’s Toyota Camry.
The men were in a Honda Civic.
— WJTV 12 News (@WJTV) May 18, 2017
The source says the passenger of the Civic hopped out and jumped into the Camry. Then, the two men raced off.
Kingston Frazier was inside the stolen Camry.
Amber Alert announced…
At 4:31 a.m., the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) issued an Amber Alert for Frazier.
— Natay Holmes (@NatayHolmes) May 18, 2017
There were multiple agencies searching for the child.
However, at 9:43 a.m., the MBI canceled its alert; Frazier had been found on Gluckstadt Road, in Madison, MS — along with his mother’s abandoned car.
Toyota Camry in which 6 year old Kingston Frazier was found shot dead inside, taken to state crime lab. Frazier taken there for autopsy. pic.twitter.com/8oMhR4Aq6w
— David Kenney (@WLBT_DKenney) May 18, 2017
According to the source, he had suffered at least one gunshot wound and was deceased on the car’s back seat. The car was found behind ABC Warehouse.
Persons of Interest…
As aforementioned, there were two men involved in the kidnapping. Police now have Dwan Diondro Wakefield in custody.
This is 18 year old Dwan Diondro Wakefield. He was taken into custody moments ago. pic.twitter.com/C9t5snGHPg
— Wesley Harris (@WesleyWLBT) May 18, 2017
They’re searching for the passenger, DeAllen Washington.
— WJTV 12 News (@WJTV) May 18, 2017
Both of these men are 18 years of age and, if guilty, have no conscience.
According to WLBT-3, Wakefield saw heavily-armed officers walking toward him, and he immediately dropped to the ground with his hands up.
He was taken into custody without incident.
This is the original report from WJTV-12.
After seeing the result of this incident, the family wants to know why the two 18-year-olds didn’t just drop Kingston off somewhere.
Why did they have to kill this child?
Well, one thing is for sure, Dwan Diondro Wakefield is about to have the time of his life inside those prison walls. Neither inmates nor correctional officers play about child offenders.
If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of DeAllen Washington, you’re urged to contact the MBI at 855-642-5378.
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[Featured Photo via Hinds County Sheriff’s Dept.]