Investigators said the incident happened in an alley behind Yorlets’ home. The children were allegedly in a stolen Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck when they saw Yorlets and took his wallet, according to a press release from the Metro Nashville Police Department.
Although police said the suspects all knew each other, the exact connection hasn’t been released.
After Yorlets was shot, he managed to make it back inside his home, where he was found by a housemate. He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, according to BuzzFeed.
According to the press release, officers found the pickup truck a short time later. Another stolen vehicle allegedly used by the children, a Hyundai Santa Fe, was also recovered.
The children were all taken to a juvenile justice center where they were charged, according to WSMV TV.
Prosecutors told the court on Friday that they want to try the underage suspects as adults, according to the Tennessean.
During Friday’s hearing, it was revealed that all five children were runaways and already on police’s radar, according to WSMV.
Yorlets, originally from Pennsylvania, was a member of a local Tennesee band, Carverton.
On Friday, the band posted a tribute to him on its Facebook page:
“On February 7, 2019 we lost our brother, best friend, and bandmate Kyle Yorlets. We are in a state of shock and are having to grasp the reality that is now in front of us. We are heartbroken. Our condolences for his family and loved ones and all the lives that he touched. We will never forget Kyle, and though he is gone too soon his legacy is here to stay.”