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Officials release new details on how 6-year-old boy died and one suspect's past

Body found inside stolen car believed to be 6-year-old boy kidnapped from Kroger
Posted at 2:41 PM, May 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-19 14:41:00-04

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Madison County Coroner Alex Breeland has confirmed that the autopsy for 6-year-old Kingston Frazier has been completed. He says the little boy died from multiple gunshot wounds but he declined to tell us where on his body he was shot. 

"There were multiple gunshots and there was some trauma to the head," Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker told us.

19-year-old Byron McBride, 17-year-old DeAllen Washington and 17-year-old Dwan Diondro Wakefield have all been arrested and charged with capital murder in the slaying of the child. No bond was given. They will appear in court on Monday.

When asked the location of where the shooting took place, Sheriff Tucker said he couldn't give an exact location, but they couldn't charge an individual with capital murder unless the crime took place within the county.

Sheriff Tucker also revealed that Washington was arrested in 2015 or 2016 for armed robbery and was out on a $25,000 bond and is still under indictment for that. 

Sheriff Tucker continued saying that District Attorney Michael Guest "is more than prepared to try this case because he personally came to the crime scene yesterday and examined evidence firsthand."

A news conference was held on Thursday evening in which Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason revealed that a deputy was dispatched to the Kroger on I-55 North in Jackson after a witness reported a woman came out of the store reporting that her car was missing. That deputy drew up a case number for auto theft. 

Sheriff Mason says at that point they did not receive information that a child was in the car and missing. When that information was revealed, deputies then contacted Mississippi Highway Patrol and then the Jackson Police Department.

JPD Commander Tyree Jones says that officers then responded to the scene of the auto theft and kidnapping and were able to obtain information on the vehicles involved in the case. 

A witness contacted police and was able to provide information about the last person seen driving the silver Honda Civic, used by the suspects. Police were able to get a positive identity of the driver, who they confirm is one of the three under arrest. 

It was at that point that MBI issued the Amber Alert and were able to begin assisting in the investigation.

Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker and Madison and Rankin counties District Attorney Michael Guest say that all three suspects in custody for the death have been charged with capital murder. It's possible that through the course of the investigation charges could be changed or modified. All three were given no bond.

McBride was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals in Ridgeland and Washington was taken into custody on Thursday afternoon by Hinds County Sheriff's Deputies.

We were on the scene when Washington was taken in for questioning: