The parents of a six-year-old boy who was shot dead were alerted to the tragedy on camera at a police press conference.
Kingston Frazier, aged 6, from Jackson, Mississippi was sitting in the backseat of the family car when he was shot dead during an attempt at stealing the vehicle, according to police.
The press conference was filmed by WAPT News and shared to YouTube:
The clip shows Kingston’s father interrupt the press conference in distress, exclaiming:
Ain’t nobody told me shit abut my son all day. I know he ain’t right. Just let me know right away.
As the authorities delivered the fatal news regarding their son, both parents could be heard screaming in agony at the loss in the harrowing footage.
Three teenagers are currently facing capital murder charges in relation to the shooting of Frazier, who was inside a car stolen from a grocery store at the time of his death, at 2am on Thursday.
The vehicle was parked outside a Kroger store on Interstate 55 and left running while Kingston’s mother entered the store, authorities state.
Kingston had been reported missing and the car reported stolen.
You can watch WAPT News‘ full report on the case below:
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Jackson police Cmdr. Tyree Jones told WAPT News:
This is the worst day of my career — of my 17-year career.
Anytime you have that kind of hurt or harm to a child, a defenceless, harmless child, it’s bad.
Stolen Toyota linked to the auto theft/kidnapping from Kroger on I-55 was located in Madison County. A deceased child is in the backseat.
— Jackson Police Dept. (@JacksonMSPolice) May 18, 2017
The Jackson Police Department, Hinds County Sheriff’s Department and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation had been looking for Kingston until his body was found on Gluckstadt Road, Madison County at 9:30am later on Thursday.
Byron McBride, 19, Dwan Dion do Wakefield (pictured), 18, and DeAllen Washington (pictured), 18, are all charged with capital murder, according to the district attorney for Madison and Rankin counties, Michael Guest.
They are being held at the Madison County Detention Center.
Kingston attended North Jackson Elementary School and was preparing to graduate from first grade.
Our thoughts are with the family.
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