Five Juveniles, Ages 12-16, Arrested In Murder Of Nashville Musician

Frederick Owens
February 11, 2019

Police told Tennessean that the five juveniles were arrested at the West Nashville Walmart, and that a gun and a stolen auto were recovered. The attorney for the youngest in the group - a 12-year-old girl - said her client has cooperated and did not belong in an adult court, the Tennessean reported.

The Nashville Metro Police Department, said on Friday morning that detectives charged the underage suspects with criminal homicide for Thursday's killing of 24-year-old Kyle Yorlets.

The suspects include three girls, ages 15, 14 and 12, and two boys, ages 16 and 13.

The teens are accused of shooting 24-year-old Kyle Yorlets outside of his home in the 3200 block of Torbett Street on Thursday afternoon.

Police say after the Belmont University student and member of the band Carverton was shot, he made it back inside his house where he was found by his roommate around 3 p.m. He was later pronounced dead at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Yorlets, who played in a local rock band named Carverton, was gunned down in front of his own home.

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Police said in the course of the investigation, they learned that the underage suspects had traveled to the West Nashville Walmart on Charlotte Pike, where all five baby-faced suspected killers were apprehended. A native of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, he graduated from Belmont University in May 2107.

A loaded 9mm pistol, which had been reported stolen, was recovered from them. Police recovered a stolen loaded nine-millimeter pistol inside the Santa Fe.

Family and friends are reeling from his death and Yorlets' bandmates told the Tennesean they are in disbelief at his senseless murder.

'On February 7, 2019 we lost our brother, best friend, and bandmate Kyle Yorlets, ' they wrote. The vehicle had been stolen hours earlier from Brentwood.

Yorlets' fellow musicians in the band "Calverton" said in a statement that they're "heartbroken".

Yorlets, who came from a family of dairy farmers, also worked at Milk and Honey, a local eatery.

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