A BELOVED musician was stolen and shot by a gang of children outside his home in Nashville this week.

The five children between the ages of 12 and 16 were arrested Thursday following the brutal murder of Kyle Yorlets.

    Yorlets was shot in broad daylight outside his home in Nashville on Thursday

Facebook / Kyle Yorlets

Yorlets was shot in broad daylight outside his home in Nashville on Thursday

Roniyah McKnight (14), Diamond Lewis (15) and Decorrius Wright (16) as well as a 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy were all charged in connection with the murder, the police said.

Under Tennessee law, the three elders can be identified for being charged with murder and over 13 years old, police said in Nashville on Friday.

It was not clear who of the young gang allegedly pulled the trigger. reports the New York Post.

All five were in a stolen Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck in an alley that ran past Yorlet's house on Thursday afternoon when they spotted him outside, police said.

They "interacted" with him before grabbing his purse and demanding that he shuffle the car keys, according to authorities.

PROTECT AND KILL IN A WIDE DAYLIGHT

The police believe that Yorlets, who played in the local rock band Carverton, was shot dead when he refused.

Yolets – who was from Pennsylvania and was at Belmont University – came back to his house where one of his roommates discovered him around 3pm, police said in a previous statement.

He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

On Thursday night, the investigators had found the pick-up truck and found that the young people had gone to West Nashville Wal-Mart.

Policemen appeared there and took her into custody.

    The musician, who played in the rock band Carverton, was robbed by a group of children before he was shot, the police said

Facebook / Kyle Yorlets

The musician, who played in the rock band Carverton, was robbed by a group of children before he was shot, the police said
    The murder in front of the victim's home in Nashville has arrested five children aged 12 to 16 years

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The murder in front of the victim's home in Nashville has arrested five children aged 12 to 16 years

A loaded 9mm pistol reported to have been stolen was recovered from them – and another loaded, supposedly stolen pistol was found in the store.

A Hyundai Santa Fe, with whom the teenagers had come to the supermarket, was also recovered.

Yorlet's mourning bandmates released a statement on Twitter on Friday.

"On February 7, 2019, we lost our brother, best friend and bandmate Kyle Yorkets," wrote Carverton. "We are in a state of shock and need to grasp the reality that lies ahead.

"We are heartbroken. Our condolences to this family and their relatives and all the life he touched.

"We'll never forget Kyle, and though he's gone too early, his legacy stays here."

    Diamond Lewis, 15, was one of the children arrested after the fatal shootings

Metro Nashville Police Department

Diamond Lewis, 15, was one of the children arrested after the fatal shootings
    Decorrius Wright, 16, was one of the schoolchildren confronting the victim on Thursday in front of his home

Metro Nashville Police Department

Decorrius Wright, 16, was one of the schoolchildren confronting the victim on Thursday in front of his home
    Roniyah McKnight, 14, was also arrested after shooting

Metro Nashville Police Department

Roniyah McKnight, 14, was also arrested after shooting
    Yorlet's Band Carverton paid tribute to their singer

Facebook / Carverton

Yorlet's Band Carverton paid tribute to their singer
    The victim with his three-year-old girlfriend Gipson

Facebook / Faith Gipson

The victim with his three-year-old girlfriend Gipson
    The singer graduated from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee

Facebook / Faith Gipson

The singer graduated from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee

A version of this article originally appeared in the New York Post.


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