UPDATE: 5/20/2017 – Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason takes to social media to address a discrepancy in the timeline of events leading up to the murder of 6-year-old Kingston Frazier.
At a news conference on May 18, Mason said at 2:30 a.m. his deputy responded to the Kroger parking lot where the vehicle Kingston was in was taken. The child was later discovered shot multiple times in that vehicle in Madison County.
In a news release sent to WJTV at 5:25 a.m. that Thursday, it stated the incident began at 1:30. Below is Sheriff Mason’s statement:
“THE KINGSTON FRAZIER TRAGEDY
It has been simply amazing to me, the vicious tone that this tragic loss of life has generated. The rumors have been rampant. Somewhere in the midst of it all, people tend to forget what others are going through. This tragic episode involving little Kingston Frazier has affected all of us. I would hate to think that anybody would do anything to deliberately cause hurt or shame to those closely connected with this tragedy. However, there are those who couldn’t wait to pound away on their electronic devices, sending all kinds of unknown facts out, as if they were on the scene from beginning to end.
In one of the initial news conferences that was held, I reflected on a time frame that was relayed to me by my officer in the field. I reported what I was briefed on by the supervisors on the scene. While I shared approximate times, the information remained the same and those time lines have been cleared up now. Even after going through the approximate time lines on our radio system, interviews had to be conducted, and every moment was precious. We sought to include all pertinent and accurate details. We did all that was necessary to conclude the investigation, despite what you may be hearing.
One thing I will not do is try this case on social media. Once Madison County Sheriff, Randy Tucker, made his final statement at the press conference held later, all findings were shared with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations. However, I will share this. We know the truth, and in time, the truth will be revealed. I am grateful to each agency who played a part in this case.
As for right now, we need to take time out to pray for the family of Kingston Frazier. Let’s stop with all of the outlandish rumors and outright lies that are being passed around and stated as truth. I, personally, am thankful that these three suspects were apprehended within 12 hours!! Share that news! As I stated earlier, we know the real truth and at its proper time and place, it all will come forth.
Now, more than ever, you should want to give an extra hug to your child. Now is a good time to involve yourself in your teenagers’ affairs and question those things they might be involved in. This tragic incident is beyond anything I could have imagined. Again, we would never do anything deliberately to add to that pain.
JUST FOR THE RECORDS: Please know that I applaud the job that my officers did. Are we perfect? Absolutely not. We just strive to do our very best. That was probably one of the hardest few hours we’ve ever faced. Thank you Hinds County Sheriff’s Office!”
JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — The community is mourning the tragic death of a 6-year-old little boy.
Kingston Frazier was kidnapped early Thursday morning from the parking lot of the Kroger on I-55 in Jackson.
The three suspects arrested in the case have been charged with capital murder.
The above timeline explains what happened from the time Kingston was kidnapped up until the arrest of the last suspect. All of the information has been gathered from law enforcement.
The suspects, Byron McBride, Dwan Wakefield, and DeAllen Washington all have a prior history of arrest, according to police.
Ridgeland Police said Washington and Wakefield have juvenile arrests records. McBride was arrested in 2016 in Ridgeland for false ID and discharging a firearm in Ridgeland city limits, according to police.