UPDATE: 05/18/2017 4:08 pm Authorities tell WJTV 12 that a third person of interest has been picked up by the U.S. Marshals in connection with this case. WJTV will continue to follow this story as more details develop.
UPDATE: 05/18/2017 2:43pm The second person of interest, 18-year-old DeAllen Washington, is in custody according to law enforcement officers.
UPDATE: 05/18/2017 1:54pm The Jackson Public School District is asking the public to keep the family of Kingston Frazier in their prayers:
“The Jackson Public School District is 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.”
UPDATE: 05/18/2017 1:09pm WJTV’s Malary Pullen reports a SWAT team went into a Jackson home as the search continues for the second person of interest wanted for questioning in the shooting death of a Mississippi child.
UPDATE: 05/18/2017 12:58pm As the community mourns the death of a murdered child, police continue to search for a person of interest in the case after another was taken into custody earlier today.
UPDATE: 05/18/2017 11:31am One person of interest is in custody in connection with the kidnapping of Kingston Frazier and authorities are looking for a second person who is wanted for questioning, according to the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department.
Major Pete Luke said they are looking for 18-year-old DeAllen Washington.
Luke said 18-year-old Dwan Wakefield was taken into custody before 11 a.m. Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Washington is asked to contact the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office.
UPDATE: 05/18/2017 10:53am The Jackson Police Department (JPD) says that a multi-jurisdictional investigation is underway to find the person or persons responsible for the death of the child, as yet unidentified, found in the backseat of the car stolen from the parking lot of the Kroger on I-55 in Jackson. The vehicle was found in the Madison County town of Gluckstadt.
UPDATE: 05/18/2017 10:33am JPD Commander Tyree Jones says that a child has been found dead in the back seat of the vehicle. It is believed that the child died from a gunshot wound. Identification is pending.
This post is being updated as we learn more.
[EDITOR’s NOTE: WJTV stopped the Facebook Live recording at the live press conference when it became apparent that not all family members, including some present at the press conference, had been notified. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and classmates of the child whose identity has nt yet been confirmed.]
UPDATE: 05/18/2017 10:12am The Amber Alert for Kingston Frazier has been canceled.
Authorities have blocked off the road near the State of Mississippi Liquor Distribution Center in Gluckstadt. WJTV will continue to provide updates as we get them.
UPDATE: 05/18/2017 9:43am The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has canceled the Amber Alert that was issued for Kingston Frazier. WJTV 12 will provide updates as we get them.
UPDATE: 05/18/2017 9:23am At this morning’s press conference JPD Chief Lee Vance said that the community needs to come together to find Kingston Frazier. The priority right now, his says, is to find Kingston. Regarding the stolen car, he says, “We’ll ask those questions later.”
UPDATE: 05/18/2017 8:52am Jackson Police Department Chief Lee Vance will hold at press conference at 9:10 am to discuss the case.
UPDATE: 05/18/2017 7:43am Police say a second vehicle is involved. It is a silver Honda with a dented rear passenger side. The vehicle is a 2014 Honda Civic coupe with Mississippi license plate MDV 361. The vehicle has a dent on the rear passenger side.
UPDATE: 05/18/2017 6:59am Authorities are still searching for 6-year-old Kingston Frazier.
JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBN) has issued an Amber Alert for 6-year-old Kingston Frazier.
Authorities say Kingston Frazier was sitting in a silver 2000 Toyota Camry with the Mississippi license plate HYX 783 at the Kroger on I-55 in Jackson when someone stole it. The car was stolen around 1 a.m., according to MBN.
Frazier was last seen wearing a white tank top, khaki shorts and gold Jordan tennis shoes. We’re told he is 3′ 9″ tall, and he weighs about 40 pounds. He has black, curly hair and brown eyes.
Hinds County investigators say Frazier’s mother reportedly left the Toyota Camry running with him inside when she ran into the store.
We’re told two black men in a 2-door Honda pulled up to the silver Toyota Camry. One of the men got out of the 2-door and got into the car Frazier was sitting in and took off.
That Toyota Camry was last seen traveling south on I-55 toward Northside Drive.
Authorities need your help locating Kingston Frazier. If you’ve seen him or the silver Toyota Camry, call police immediately. You can also call the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation at 855-642-5378.
We’re told that the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department is leading the search for Frazier. Jackson Police say they are assisting.
We’ll have continuous updates on the search for Frazier on WJTV This Morning.