Nashville Rock Band Carverton Mourns Murdered Member Kyle Yorlets

Leroy Wright
February 10, 2019

Yorlets made it back inside where one of his roommates found him around 3 p.m.

Authorities later recovered a stolen red Chevrolet Colorado pick-up truck, which they believe was used as a getaway vehicle.

Yorlets, who played in a local rock band named Carverton, was gunned down in front of his own home.

Police said in the course of the investigation, they learned that the underage suspects had traveled to the West Nashville Walmart on Charlotte Pike, where all five baby-faced suspected killers were apprehended.

Cops had been out searching for the 12-year-old, who had run away from home, since Thursday morning, the newspaper said.

Yorlets was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead from his injuries.

The band was growing its local presence and was looking forward to the album's release, he said.

Police said they recovered a stole 9 mm pistol and another stolen pistol was recovered from inside the store.

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Statement from Carverton regarding Kyle Yorlets: "On February 7, 2019 we lost our brother, best friend, and bandmate..." 'We are heartbroken. Our condolences for his family and loved ones and all the lives that he touched.

The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department announced in a press release on Friday that five juveniles have been charged with criminal homicide in the shooting death of 24-year-old Kyle Yorlets.

"We will never forget Kyle, and though he is gone too soon, his legacy is here to stay", they said.

"Outside of this, please send prayer and good thoughts towards the Yorlets family, his girlfriend, his friends and extended work families".

On Friday, Metropolitan Nashville Police arrested Roniyah McKnight, 14, Diamond Lewis, 15, and Decorrius Wright, 16, along with a 12- and 13-year-old, whose names were not released due to their age.

The stolen truck was found later Thursday, according to police.

Yorlets was one of four children raised on a farm in Pennsylvania.

All five suspects are being held at a juvenile detention center. In Nashville, he worked at the Mike and Honey and Pastaria restaurants.

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