A Jackson, Mississippi boy went missing Thursday morning when the car he was sitting in was stolen from a Kroger grocery store parking lot around 1:15 a.m., according to the Jackson Police Department.
The boy's mother, Ebony Archie, had reportedly only been in the store a few minutes and left the car running with her six-year-old son Kingston Frazier (pictured below) inside. According to WJTV, the store's surveillance video revealed three men pulling up to the mother's Toyota Camry in their Honda Civic. One of the suspects jumped into the Camry and raced away.
Police issued an Amber Alert after speaking to the mother but by 9:30 a.m. all hope was lost when the vehicle was found with the boy deceased in the back seat due to a fatal gunshot wound to the back of the head.
Apparently during the unfolding of these tragic events, the boy's father had not been notified about the death of his young son; in the brutal video below, he finds out by driving up to a press conference being held by the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department of Jackson, Mississippi:
In the video, the police spokesman tells the press that they found the stolen vehicle abandoned on the side of the road with a deceased subject in the backseat they believe to be the missing boy. "The cause of death appears to be at least one gunshot wound to the body," the spokesman continues. A few minutes into the briefing, the boy's father exits a car and asks the authorities where his son is. "I've been waiting 9 hours to hear anything and I ain't hear sh*t about my son all day," the upset man tells them. The heartwrenching scene unfolds with women screaming as the man realizes his son is gone, shouting, "They killed my son! They shot him! My son is dead."
Police have already apprehended the three suspects, Byron McBride, 19, Dwan Wakefield, 18, and DeAllen Washington, 18. As of Thursday evening, the men were charged with murder and are imprisoned in the Madison County Detention Center without the possibility of bond.
Dwan Wakefield and DeAllen Washington mugshots below:
Jackson police Cmdr. Tyree Jones told the media, "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 defenseless, harmless child, it's bad."
Madison County Sheriff spokesman Heath Hall added that, “All they had to do is let this kid off on the side of the road, at a grocery store, at a church, anywhere else, but they chose to kill the kid.”
“It’s hard to know that people out there are evil, that would kill a child,” Kingston's great-aunt Velma Eddington told The Clarion-Ledger. “That’s evil. That baby hadn’t done anything to him. That baby hadn’t done nothing. They could have left that child on that back seat, asleep. They didn’t have to kill him. Those people are evil. Evil.”
The boy's uncle told WREG that his nephew was preparing to graduate from his grade on Thursday.
The Jackson Public School District issued a statement saying they are "deeply saddened by the tragic death of North Jackson Elementary scholar, Kingston Fraizer. 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.”