Three teenagers are now facing capital murder charges in connection with the shooting death of 6-year-old Kingston Frazier who was in a car that was stolen from a Jackson, Mississippi grocery store.
Kingston Frazier, 6, was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound to his body in the 1200 block of Gluckstadt Road in Madison County at about 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Maj. Pet Luke, with the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department said. Frazier’s body was discovered in the back of a Toyota Camry that was reported stolen. Kingston attended North Jackson Elementary School and was scheduled to graduate from first grade on Thursday.
Kingston’s mother left the boy inside the silver 2000 Toyota Camry about 2 a.m. Thursday in the parking lot as she went into the Kroger on Interstate 55. The car was stolen with young Frazier inside and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation issued an Amber Alert for Kingston at about 4:30 a.m. Thursday.
“The Jackson Public School District is deeply saddened by the tragic death of North Jackson Elementary scholar, Kingston Frazier,” JPS spokesman Sherwin Johnson said in a statement. “He was beloved by his classmates and teachers and will surely be missed. The District is providing grief counselors to the students and staff of the school. We ask all citizens to keep the Frazier family in their thoughts and prayers.”
Byron McBride, 19, was taken into custody at about 4 p.m. at Somerset Apartments on County Line Road. Dwan Dion do Wakefield, 18, of Ridgeland, was taken into custody about 11 a.m. Thursday, Luke said. DeAllen Washington, 18, surrendered at the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department later in the day, authorities said.
Wakefield, Washington and McBride are all charged with capital murder, and are being held at the Madison County Detention Center.