Funeral set for Nashville rock musician killed by 5 teens in robbery

Diamond Lewis Roniyah Mc Knight and Decorrius Wright

Diamond Lewis Roniyah Mc Knight and Decorrius Wright

Decorrius Wright, left, and Diamond Lewis were two of five juveniles charged in the killing of a Tennessee musician.

They're accused of shooting 24-year-old Kyle Yorlets outside his home in north Nashville Thursday afternoon.

The five kids allegedly approached Yorlets outside his home, drew their guns, and demanded his wallet and auto keys.

Police say they recovered a loaded 9 mm pistol, which had been reported stolen as well as a second loaded and stolen pistol.

Cellphone pings led police to the five, found in a stolen Hyundai outside the Charlotte Pike Walmart in West Nashville. Prosecutors plan to charge the five suspects as adults.

In a statement, his band mates wrote that they "are in a state of shock" and "heartbroken".

The service will be held at Belmont University, Yorlets' alma mater, the Nashville-based band said in a statement.

Yorlets was from Pennsylvania and went to college at Belmont University in Nashville.

Police believe the killers ditched the stolen pickup on Timberland Drive, where it was later recovered.

Yorlets was able to make it inside his house after the shooting, where his roommate found him.

Their involvement in the case started Thursday, as they searched for the 12-year-old girl, who had run away from home, police spokesman Don Aaron said.

They approached Yorlets, 24, and he gave up his wallet, authorities said.

The suspects, ages 12 to 16, had a stolen loaded gun with them when they were arrested, Metro Nashville Police said.

Family and friends are reeling from his death and Yorlets' bandmates told the Tennesean they are in disbelief at his senseless murder.

The band released its debut album "Carverton" in 2017.

The stolen truck was found in another location before all five juveniles were located.

"On February 7, 2019 we lost our brother, best friend, and bandmate Kyle Yorlets". The band set up a GoFundMe page to help Yorlets' family with travel and funeral expenses.

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