By: Derra Howard
Three teenagers face capital murder in for the shooting death of 6-year-old Kingston Frazier, who was in a car that was stolen from a Jackson grocery store, Madison County.
According to the Sun Herald, Ebony Archie fell to her knees, after learning her child had been murdered. Still unable to stand, a family member helped her down a flight of stairs at the district attorney’s office in Jackson, Ms.
Archie cried out, “I told y’all that s—t wasn’t right, I told y’all.”
The 6-year-old was shot to death in the backseat of his mother’s car. Frazier’s body was left on a dead-end road in Madison County. However, the car wasn’t far from the Kroger parking lot in Jackson, where it was stolen early Thursday morning with Frazier asleep in the backseat. It was 15 miles from the Kroger Grocery Store.
Archie did not notify law enforcement right away that her son was in the missing car. The Amber Alert was sent at 4:30 a.m. by The Mississippi Department of Public Safety
According to Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason, Archie went to a deputy stationed at Kroger and said that her car was missing, and authorities began an auto theft investigation, at 2:30 a.m. on Thursday morning said.
Mason said Archie did not say her son was in the car until later.
“When we found out there was a child in the vehicle, we immediately notified the highway patrol (who) put out an Amber Alert,” Mason said at an evening press conference.
There are three suspects that are in police custody. Madison-Rankin District Attorney Michael Guest said he planned to file capital murder charges against each of the three.
The suspects are Dwan Diondro Wakefield, 17, DeAllen Washington, 17, and Byron McBride, Jr, 19.
Thursday morning, Wakefield of Ridgeland, was taken into custody by the Madison Sheriff’s Department. According to Superintendent Ronnie McGehee, Wakefield was a senior at Ridgeland High School, and a starting quarterback on the football team, . Last year, he was dismissed from the team, McGehee said.
On Thursday afternoon, Washington turned himself in to the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department .
Late Thursday, McBride was taken into custody and transported to the Madison County Sheriff’s Department by the U.S. Marshals.
The three men are being held at the Madison County Detention Center.
Frazier attended North Jackson Elementary School, where he was scheduled to graduate from kindergarten on Thursday.
His classmates and teachers loved him and will miss him says JPS spokesman Sherwin Johnson said in a statement.”The Jackson Public School District is deeply saddened by the tragic death of North Jackson Elementary scholar, Kingston Frazier,” Johnson said. If needed, the District is providing grief counseling to the students and staff of the school.
Pictures of the grieving family: (Clarion-Ledger.com)
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The third suspect has been identified as Byron McBride, Jr. He is currently in the custody of the Madison County Sheriff’s Department. He was brought in by the U.S. Marshals.
4:07 p.m.: A third suspect is in custody. Their identity is currently unknown.
The second person of interest, DeAllen Washington, is in custody, according to law enforcement.
After hearing that Kingston had been killed, family reacted to the news.
Frazier’s Uncle, David Archie remembers him and said, “Kington was all outgoing…He didn’t want to be serious about anything.”
“I can tell you this, we won’t rest until they’re brought to justice,” he said. “You can believe that.”
A person of interest in the death of Kingston Frazier, 6, is in custody. Dwan Wakefield is in the custody of the Madison County Sheriff’s Dept. Authorities are also searching for DeAllen Washington in connection to the case.
Authorities confirm that 6-year-old Kingston Frazier was found dead in Madison County.
Officials said Kingston died from a gunshot wound while sitting in the backseat of the vehicle.
Reports say that 6-year-old Kingston Frazier and the stolen vehicle were recovered in Gluckstadt. His condition is not known.
The family of 6-year-old Kingston Frazier says he was found in Greenwood. His condition is not known.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has canceled the Amber Alert issued earlier for 6-year-old Kingston Frazier. No details were given.
On Thursday, The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation issued an Amber Alert for 6-year-old Kingston Frazier.
Frazier was last seen Thursday morning at about 1:15 at the Kroger at 4910 I-55 North in Jackson, Ms.
He was kidnapped, while he was with his mother at the grocery store.
Frazier is described as weighing about 40 pounds with black curly hair and brown eyes,a black male, 3 feet 9 inches tall.
Jackson police held a press conference at 9:10 a.m. to discuss the latest developments: Frazier was last seen wearing a white tank top, khaki pants, and black and gold Jordan tennis shoes..
He was seen in a gray 2000 Toyota Camry with a Mississippi license plate HYX 783.
According to the Hinds County Sheriff’s office, Frazier and his mom Ebony Archie arrived at Kroger at 4910 I-55 North in Jackson at 1:15 a.m. Archie ran in for a minute, to get some items. She left her car running and her son inside the vehicle. Within a short time, two subjects pulled up to Archie’s Honda.
Mississippi Bureau of Investigation said the second vehicle involved is a light-colored, two-door sedan, possibly a Honda Civic with a dent on the rear passenger side.
The passenger of the Honda, a 6 foot tall black male, got out of his car and jumped in Archie’s car with the child inside. Consequently, both cars left the scene, with Frazier inside the vehicle.
“When a child is taken, we pull every resource available to us. This is the type of call that hits home with every officer involved” Luke said.