The pair had been in a Honda Civic Coupe and were caught on surveillance tape driving around the store's parking lot before taking the auto, cops said. Updates coming on News 5 at Noon.
A procession of law enforcement vehicles follow a Mississippi Highway Patrol tow truck hauling away a vehicle from a dead end road in Gluckstadt, Miss., Thursday morning, May 18, where six-year-old Kingston Frazier was shot to death after the auto he was riding in was stolen early, from a grocery store parking lot in Jackson.
Little Kingston Frazier was last seen Thursday morning at about 1:15 in the parking lot of the Kroger before he was allegedly kidnapped.
Kingston was inside a silver 2000 Toyota Camry when the auto was stolen about 2 a.m. Thursday outside a Kroger store on Interstate 55 in Jackson.
The Hinds County Sheriff's Department has taken a second person of interest in custody in connection with the death of a 6-year-old boy.
Surveillance video showed two men in a 2-door Honda pull up to the auto. Both vehicles sped away.
Authorities say Kingston Frazier was sitting in a silver 2000 Toyota Camry with the MS license plate HYX 783 at the Kroger on I-55 in Jackson when someone stole it.
"This is a 6-year-old innocent child and at the end of the day, regardless of how and what took place, that is the only thing that we're concerned with at the moment", David Archie, the uncle of Frazier's mother, said, according to the Clarion-Ledger.
"Even if I was mad at the world, I couldn't do this to a 6-year-old", he said.
The boy's great aunt, Velma Eddington, said his death was ultimately proof that "evil" existed everywhere. "That's evil. That baby hadn't done anything to him".
"Just drop him off at the store", Vance pleaded.
Sheriff Mason says at that point they did not receive information that a child was in the vehicle and missing. They didn't have to kill him.
Hinds County sheriff's officials say the child's mother had left the vehicle running with Kingston inside. Those people are evil. Kingston's mother's stolen auto had been discovered on the 1200 block of Gluckstadt Road in Madison County just 15 minutes earlier. "You could have left him at Kroger".