5 children ages 12 to 16 charged in Nashville, Tennessee murder

    Photo: Nashville Metro Police

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Five suspects, ages 12 to 16, have been charged with the Thursday murder of a Nashville, Tennessee musician.

    Roniyah McKnight, 14, Diamond Lewis, 15 and Decorrius Wright, 16, are charged in the murder of 24-year-old Belmont graduate and local musician Kyle Yorlets.

    Kyle Yorlets, a Nashville musician and Belmont graduate, was murdered outside his home on Feb. 7. (Photo: Carverton)

    A 12-year-old girl and 13-year-old boy are also charged in the murder, but can't be identified due to their age, per law.

    Metro Police said the young suspects stole a Chevy pickup truck in the alley behind Yorlets' home when they spotted him outside. The children robbed Yorlets of his wallet, but the victim refused when demanded to hand over his keys, Metro Police said.

    That's when Yorlets was fatally shot, according to police.

    The stolen Chevy pickup truck was recovered Thursday evening at Timberland Drive in Hermitage. Police learned that the three suspects traveled to the west Nashville Walmart. There, officers arrested all five suspects.

    Police said they recovered two stolen pistols during the investigation. The vehicle the teens were caught with at Walmart was also reported stolen out of Brentwood.

    The investigation is ongoing.

    Editor's Note: WZTV will avoid reporting the names of juveniles, unless they have been charged with a crime as an adult. Depending on the severity of the crime, exceptions can be made. In this case, due the severity of the crime and the charges, the juveniles may be identified based on an opinion from the Tennessee Attorney General.

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