Family mourns boy shot after mother's car stolen while he slept in backseat

Family mourns boy shot after mother's car stolen while he slept in backseat

Martin Archie carries the grief stricken Ebony Archie, mother to Kingston Frazier, 6, down stairs after learning her son, Kingston, was found dead after being kidnapped during the theft of his mother's vehicle from the Kroger parking lot Thursday.

Family mourns boy shot after mother's car stolen while he slept in backseat

Hinds County authorities say Dwan Diondro Wakefield, left, and DeAllen Washington are persons of interest in the homicide of 6-year-old Kingston Frazier. Wakefield is in custody. Authorities are still searching for Washington. Both suspects are 18 years old.

Bryon McBride Jr. was taken into custody and transported to the Madison County Sheriff's Department by the U.S. Marshals late Thursday.

At 9:47 a.m., approximately seven hours after Frazier was taken, the Amber Alert for Frazier was canceled. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation confirmed the car had been found, but authorities did not immediately release if he was dead or alive.

Family members gathered at the Kroger parking lot began praising God and pointed to the Facebook page of Frazier’s father as proof the child was alive.

The father had posted that Frazier was found alive in Greenwood, Mississippi, two hours north of Jackson.

Less than 30 minutes later, police called Frazier’s uncle, David Archie, and asked him to meet them at the district attorney’s office downtown.

When family arrived, Ebony Archie was on the building’s second floor speaking with law enforcement. The mood was still one of optimism, with Frazier’s grandfather, Walter Williams, saying, “We believe he’s alright. It’s going to be OK.”

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Family mourns boy shot after mother's car stolen while he slept in backseat

Kingston Frazier

Frazier’s father showed up, shirtless, yelling at the police. Family members calmed him down and pulled him away.

Velma Eddington, Frazier's great-aunt, said the family appreciated the outpouring of support but said the child’s death was the result of evil.

“Everyone that was praying for us, that we would find Kingston alive, we want to thank everybody for that, but this is, really, this is, it’s hard to know that people out there are evil, that would kill a child. That’s evil,” Eddington said. “That baby hadn’t done anything to him. That baby hadn’t done nothing. They could have left that child on that backseat, asleep. They didn’t have to kill him. Those people are evil. Evil. They need to find that other one before we find him…it’s evil what they did.”

Remembering the boy, David Archie said, “Kingston was all outgoing. He didn’t want to be serious about anything.”

"He just liked to have a lot of fun. He was dedicated to his uncles, to his aunties and anytime he saw any of them he would take off running to them, no matter where. If he was at my house or one of the other uncle’s or aunt’s house, he doesn’t want to go home with mom because he knows that we’re going to baby him and we’re going to have fun.

“Since the day he was able to talk he was like that. Just a great, great, 6-year-old who we just can’t imagine that something like this would happen, that people would have in their heart to do that to a 6-year-old. Even if I was mad at the world, I couldn’t do this to a 6-year-old. To me, it’s hatred. There is nothing out there worth taking a 6-year-old’s life,” he said.

David Archie said the family was committed to helping police find those responsible for Frazier's death.

"I can tell you this, we won't rest until they're brought to justice," he said. "You can believe that."

Original story and updates

4:14 p.m. update: The third suspect has been identified as Byron McBride, Jr. He is currently in the custody of the Madison County Sheriff's Department. He was brought in by the U.S. Marshals. 

4:07 p.m. update: A third suspect is in custody. Their identity is currently unknown. 

2:42 p.m. update:

The second person of interest, DeAllen Washington, is in custody, according to law enforcement.

12:18 p.m. update:

After hearing that Kingston had been killed, family and friends reacted to the news. 

Remembering Kingston, his uncle, David Archie said, "Kington was all outgoing…He didn’t want to be serious about anything."

"He just liked to have a lot of fun. He was dedicated to his uncles, to his aunties and anytime he saw any of them he would take off running to them, no matter where. If he was at my house or one of the other uncle’s or aunt’s house, he doesn’t want to go home with mom because he knows that we’re going to baby him and we’re going to have fun. Since the day he was able to talk he was like that. Just a great, great, 6-year-old who we just can’t imagine that something like this would happen, that people would have in their heart to do that to a 6-year-old. Even if I was mad at the world, I couldn’t do this to a 6-year-old…to me, it’s hatred. There is nothing out there worth taking a 6-year-old’s life."

HIs great aunt, Velma Eddington, said the family appreciated the outpouring of support but said the child's death was the result of "evil."

"Everyone that was praying for us, that we would find Kingston alive, we want to thank everybody for that, but this is, really, this is, it’s hard to know that people out there are evil, that would kill a child," she said. "That’s evil. That baby hadn’t done anything to him. That baby hadn’t done nothing. They could have left that child on that backseat, asleep. They didn’t have to kill him. Those people are evil. Evil. They need to find that other one before we find him…it’s evil what they did."

David Archie said the family was committed to helping police find those responsible for Kington's death. 

"I can tell you this, we won’t rest until they’re brought to justice," he said. "You can believe that."

 

Family mourns boy shot after mother's car stolen while he slept in backseat

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