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Three Teens Allegedly Killed Mississippi 6-Year-Old After Stealing His Mom’s Car

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Police in Mississippi believe they have caught the three men involved in the abduction and murder of a 6-year-old boy, who was in the backseat of his mother’s car when it was stolen, PEOPLE confirms.

D’Allen Washington, 17, Dwan Wakefield, 17, and Byron McBride, 19, all face capital murder charges in the death of Kingston Frazier, making all three eligible for the death penalty if convicted. In Mississippi, 17-year-olds accused of capital murder are tried as adults, according to CBS.

The three men are being held without bond and none have entered a plea to the charge. It was unclear Friday if any of the three suspects has hired an attorney who could speak on his behalf.

Byron McBride
Madison County Sheriff's Office

During a press conference Thursday, authorities in Madison County revealed Kingston’s body found several hours after he was kidnapped. The little boy was shot multiple times, officials said.

Kingston was left in the back seat of his mother’s car while she ran into a grocery store for some items. Police say she left the car’s engine running.

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According to police, while Kingston’s mother was shopping, another vehicle pulled up alongside the running car. A man allegedly emerged, climbed into the driver’s seat, and sped off.

D’Allen Washington
Madison County Sheriff's Office

 

She returned to find that her car and son were gone.

Kingston was allegedly kidnapped shortly after 1 a.m. on Thursday morning. He was found in his mother’s abandoned car nearly nine hours later.

The vehicle was found along a dead-end road in Gluckstadt, located 15 miles outside of Jackson, Mississippi.

Police were allegedly able to identify the three suspects through eyewitness accounts and surveillance video footage.

The three suspects are scheduled to appear in court on Monday for their arraignments.

Authorities are refusing to identify the individual they believe fired the bullets that killed Kingston, and they would not elaborate on each suspect’s alleged role in the crime.

Dwan Wakefield
Madison County Sheriff's Office

The Jackson Public School District issued a statement Thursday expressing their condolences.

“The Jackson Public School District is deeply saddened by the tragic death of North Jackson Elementary scholar, Kingston Fraizer,” reads the statement. “He was beloved by his classmates and teachers and will surely be missed. The District is providing grief counselors to the students and staff of the school. We ask all citizens to keep the Frazier family in their thoughts and prayers.”

PEOPLE was unable to reach any of Kingston’s relatives for comment. Relatives of the three suspects were also unavailable to speak about the arrests.