5 minors, including 12-year-old girl, charged in musician’s murder

Elias Hubbard
February 9, 2019

The suspects include three girls, ages 15, 14 and 12, and two boys, ages 16 and 13. The suspects aren't being named.

Kyle Yorlets was shot outside his home on Torbett Street, West Nashville, just before 3 p.m. on Thursday, according to a statement issued by the Metro Nashville Police Department. Police said they believe Yorlets was shot after he refused to hand over his keys.

The stolen truck was found later Thursday, according to police.

Police arrested them Friday morning with two loaded, stolen weapons.

After the incident, officers from the police department's Juvenile Crime Task Force managed to locate a red Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck that had been stolen on Wednesday in Oak Grove, Kentucky, which was thought to have been used as a getaway vehicle by the juveniles.

The singer somehow made it back inside his home after being shot, but he later died; one of his roommates found him there some time later. Yorlets was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for emergency treatment, but was later pronounced dead.

Yorlets, 24, was the lead singer of the country band Carverton. "We will never forget Kyle, and though he is gone too soon his legacy is here to stay", the statement added.

Yorlets was a member of a local band called Carverton.

Five juveniles are charged with criminal homicide in the shooting a 24-year-old Nashville musician, according to police. Police say that during their interaction with the victim, they took his wallet and demanded his vehicle keys.

The young suspects allegedly shot and killed 24-year-old Kyle Yorlets after he refused to give them the keys to his vehicle, police said.

"On February 7, 2019 we lost our brother, best friend, and bandmate Kyle Yorlets". Witnesses on Timberland Drive told police they saw three juveniles get out of the pickup truck.

Yorlets was a Belmont University graduate, originally from Pennsylvania, police said.

All five suspects are being held at a juvenile detention center. He worked at a Nashville restaurant and played in a local band.

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