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Five teens charged in fatal shooting of Nashville singer

Posted: 6:48 AM, Feb 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-08 07:06:53-05
Five teens charged in fatal shooting of Nashville singer
Five teens charged in fatal shooting of Nashville singer

Five teenagers were arrested early Friday morning in the killing of a former Belmont University student and singer in Nashville.

Twenty-four-year-old Kyle Yorlets was found injured with gunshot wounds by a roommate just after 3 p.m. on Thursday.

Police said Yorlets was shot outside of the home, but he was able to make it back inside. He was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died.

Yorlets was from Pennsylvania and went to college at Belmont University in Nashville. He was a member of a local band, Carverton. "He was loved by his friends and family," the band's manager said in a statement.

Early Monday morning, Metro Nashville Police Department arrested five teenagers in connection with the robbery and shooting.

The suspects include three girls, ages 15, 14, and 12, and two boys, ages 16 and 13. Detectives said they will be taken to juvenile detention, and will be charged with criminal homicide. The group was arrested at a Walmart in West Nashville, hours after police reported finding their suspected getaway truck, which was reported stolen from Oak Grove, Kentucky on Wednesday.

Witnesses near the scene of the arrest told police they saw three juveniles get out of the pickup truck.