Kingston Frazier was kidnapped early Thursday morning from the parking lot of the Kroger on I-55 in Jackson. The vehicle was eventually found (20 kilometres) 14 miles to the north, just off Interstate 55, which also runs in front of the supermarket. The boy was found shot in the back seat, law enforcement authorities said.
Police have taken an 18-year-old man into custody for questioning, and authorities were still searching for a second "person of interest, " said Hinds County Sheriff's Office Major Pete Luke.
The suspects would be charged with capital murder, MS authorities said.
Mississippi Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Rusty Clark says in the sworn statement that 17-year-old Dwan Wakefield of Ridgeland told Clark and another investigator that 19-year-old Byron McBride of Pickens stole the auto with Kingston Frazier inside and then shot the 6-year-old.
"We've been looking for him for nine hours in every neighbourhood in Jackson", said the boys' aunt Deanna Moore. Police say he had been shot in the back of the head.
At school on Thursday, the kindergarten graduation ceremony in which Kingston was meant to participate went on without him. Both cars then drove off. Unfortunately, according to Jackson Police Department Commander Tyree Jones, Frazier was found dead inside the vehicle.
North Jackson Elementary School students are mourning the death of kindergartner Kingston Frazier.
"Everyone that was praying for us, that we would find Frazier alive, we want to thank everybody for that, but this is, really, this is, it's hard to know that people out there are evil, that would kill a child".
"I have started this fund to help the family of little Kingston Frazier with the financial needs they may have during this time to help to pay for the service of this tiny angel". After leaving the club, she picked up Kingston from a different location before going to Kroger. "Anybody who says she didn't say the baby was missing is wrong".
"Just a great, great, 6-year-old who we just can't imagine that something like this would happen, that people would have in their heart to do that to a 6-year-old", Frazier's uncle, David Archie, told the Clarion-Ledger.
Each is in the custody of the Madison County Detention Center and will appear in Madison County Justice Court for an initial appearance Monday.
Authorities are refusing to identify the individual they believe fired the bullets that killed Kingston, and they would not elaborate on each suspect's alleged role in the crime.