Three girls, ages 12, 14 and 15, and two boys, ages 13 and 16, were charged with criminal homicide in the fatal shooting of Kyle Yorlets, according to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. The suspects aren't being named.
The five children were allegedly attempting to steal the singer's vehicle out in the backyard behind his house, when he refused to hand over the keys - and so, they allegedly shot him.
The pickup truck was found abandoned on Timberland Drive, which is south of the airport. "The vehicle in which they traveled to the Wal-Mart, a Hyundai Santa Fe stolen from Brentwood, was also recovered", said police.
Police recovered two stolen pistols upon arresting the teens.
The teens used a second stolen vehicle to get to the Walmart, and that SUV was recovered as well, according to investigators.
Yorlets managed to make his way back into the residence where one of his housemates found him with a gunshot wound shortly after. He was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died.
"We are in a state of shock and are having to grasp the reality that is now in front of us", the band said in a Facebook post. "We will never forget Kyle, and though he is gone too soon his legacy is here to stay", the band said.
Yorlets was a former student at Belmont University in Nashville and had recently been working at a local restaurant in the city.
According to cops, the kids apparently never got Yorlets' auto, but they did managed to steal his wallet.
'On February 7, 2019 we lost our brother, best friend, and bandmate Kyle Yorlets, ' they wrote. They say they're saddened by his loss and are doing everything they can to support his friends and family at this time.
A 24-year-old musician was robbed and gunned down in an alley near his house, and five juveniles have been charged in the shooting.
Officers were eventually able to track down the stolen pickup truck and the five children. He was from Pennsylvania and went to Belmont University.