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PITTSBURGH (KDKA/CBS NEWS) – Five juveniles are charged with criminal homicide in the shooting a 24-year-old Nashville musician, according to police. The musician, Kyle Yorlets, was shot outside his home on Thursday afternoon, police said Friday in a statement.
Yorlets, a Carlise, Pa. native, is a member of the Caverton musical group that was founded in 2014. According to the groups Facebook page, Yorlets contributed vocals and guitar to the group.
The five minors — three girls and two boys — range in age from 12 to 16. They were arrested at a Walmart in Nashville.
“The investigation shows that the five were in a stolen Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck in the alley that runs behind Yorlets’ home when they spotted him outside,” police said. “The juveniles interacted with Yorlets, took his wallet, and ultimately demanded that he surrender the keys to his vehicle. It is believed that he was fatally shot after he refused.”
Police said a gun was recovered.
Being charged with criminal homicide in the Yorlets case are 3 girls, ages 15, 14, & 12, and 2 boys, ages 16 & 13. They will be taken to Juvenile Detention. They were all arrested at the West Nashville Wal-Mart. A gun has been recovered as was a stolen car in the parking lot.
— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) February 8, 2019
CBS Nashville affiliate WTVF reports that Yorlets belonged to a local band called Carverton.
“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.