Kingston Frazier, a 6-year-old boy who was at the center of Amber Alert in Jackson, was found dead inside his mother’s stolen car, authorities said Thursday. Three Mississippi teenagers — Byron McBride, D’Allen Washington and Dwan Wakefield — suspected of stealing the car, were arrested for allegedly killing the boy.
Frazier was found dead inside Toyota Camry — owned by his mother Ebony Archie. The child was left alone in the car with the engine on while the mother went inside the supermarket at about 1:15 a.m. local time (2:15 a.m. EDT) Thursday. As Frazier’s mother entered the store, another car arrived, a man got out of it, sat in the Camry and drove off. The entire incident was captured on security camera located on the premises.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) issued an Amber Alert for Frazier at about 4:30 a.m. local time (5:30 a.m. EDT) Thursday. Authorities found the car just before 11 a.m. (12 p.m. EDT) in Madison County, Mississippi. Frazier was shot at least once in the back seat of the car, officials said.
Wakefield, Washington, and McBride — who are in their late teens — have been held in the Madison County Detention Center without bond, Madison County Sheriff’s Office representative Heath Hall said. All three will be tried as adults with capital murder for killing a child, according to District Attorney Michael Guest. They are also facing auto theft charges in Hinds County, the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office said.
Several state and local law enforcement agencies including Jackson Police Department, Hinds County Sheriff’s Office, Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Mississippi Highway Patrol and MBI have collaborated…