Boy, 6, killed in Mississippi after car he in was stolen
A grief-stricken mother collapsed and had to be carried by relatives after learning her six-year-old son had been shot dead. Kingston Frazier from Mississippi, went missing Thursday.
A grief-stricken mother collapsed and had to be carried by relatives after learning her six-year-old son had been shot dead.
Kingston Frazier from Mississippi, who went missing Thursday after thieves stole his mother's Toyota Camry, was shot at least once in the back seat of the vehicle, which was abandoned in a muddy ditch, said Jackson Police Commander Tyree Jones.
Two men, Dwan Wakefield and DeAllen Washington, have been named by law enforcement as persons of interest in the death.
Wakefield, 18, is in custody of the Madison County Sheriff's Department, and authorities are still searching for Washington.
A body found inside a car stolen from a Jackson, Miss., Kroger grocery store on Thursday is believed to be that of 6-year-old Kingston Frazier, authorities said
Family members carry a grief stricken Ebony Archie, mother of Kingston Frazier, after learning the young boy was found dead after being kidnapped during the theft of his mother's vehicle
Dwan Diondro Wakefield, left, and DeAllen Washington, right. Wakefield is in custody of the Madison County Sheriff's Department. Authorities are still searching for Washington
Family member Martin Archie, left, comforts Ruby Archie, after learning that Kingston Frazier, was shot after his mom's car was stolen from a Kroger parking lot
Kingston was inside a silver 2000 Toyota Camry that his mother had left running in the parking lot
Frazier had gone missing after 1am Thursday when a man took the car from the parking lot of a Kroger supermarket in Jackson.
About nine hours later, following a child-abduction alert and widespread publicity, a man reported the Camry was on the side of a dead-end road in the suburb of Gluckstadt.
Officials publicly announced the boy's death while surrounded by grieving family members.
'A six-year-old is gone,' said Kingston's cousin, Kolby Irby. 'His mother has to deal with this. That's her baby.'
Police said the boy's mother, Ebony Archie, left her car running with Frazier asleep inside while she went into the store
Walter Williams reacts to the news that his grandson was found dead
A child-abduction alert was played repeatedly on local newscasts and police and family members issued public appeals for help
Frazier's family begged for his safe return before the boy was found dead
The mother, Ebony Archie, left the boy in the car and left the car running while she went inside the store, Hinds County sheriff's deputies said.
The store's parking lot is patrolled by sheriff's deputies, including one in a golf cart.
Security video shows that after Archie left, a silver Honda Civic drove up, a man got out, and drove away in the Camry.
A child-abduction alert was played repeatedly on local newscasts and police and family members issued public appeals for help.
The car was eventually found 14 miles to the north, just off Interstate 55, which also runs in front of the supermarket.
Family members were distraught at hearing the news that Kingston had been killed
Aunts, uncles and cousins were beside themselves with grief
A Mississippi Highway Patrol tow truck hauls away the car in which Kingston was travelling. Frazier was shot dead after the car he was riding in was stolen early, from a grocery store parking lot in Jackson
'We've been looking for him for nine hours in every neighborhood in Jackson,' said Deanna Moore, the boy's aunt.
Addressing the people who stole the car, she added: 'You could have just dropped him off. You could have left him at Kroger.'
Frazier's body was taken for an autopsy at the state crime lab and the car was towed away by a Highway Patrol wrecker.