NASHVILLE, TN. (THECOUNT) — Kyle Yorlets, of Pennsylvania musical group, “Carverton,” has been killed after shot by a group of juveniles attempting to steal his vehicle in Nashville Thursday.
Yorlets 24, was shot Thursday afternoon and police have charged five juveniles and accused them of shooting and killing the musician outside of his home in Nashville.
The victim was transported to an area hospital after being discovered by one of his bandmates at 3 p.m.
He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Police said that the five juveniles they have charged were in a stolen pickup truck in the alley behind Yorlets’ house on Torbett Street. Police say the juveniles interacted with Yorlets after seeing him outside, reports patch.
The juveniles are accused of taking Yorlets’ wallet and ultimately demanding that he give them his car keys, according to police.
Police said it is believed that Yorlets was shot after he refused to give up his car keys.
The pickup truck was recovered early Thursday evening on Timberland Drive, according to police.
Yorlets was a singer and songwriter for the band “Carverton.” Originally from Pennsylvania, he attended college at Belmont University.
A GoFundMe page set up to assist Yorlets’ parents pay for final expenses.
The world just lost a bright and rising star, and we lost a beloved brother.
Kyle Yorlets, singer and songwriter for Carverton, was shot and killed outside his home in west Nashville on February 7. He was 24.
His family are dairy farmers in Pennsylvania, a life-giving vocation that requires constant care and attention. We can’t even begin to imagine having to deal with the grief and pain of losing a son …
… and then having to handle the arrangements of travel, transport, and the hundreds of decisions and interactions required by something like this …
… all the while having to arrange for the upkeep of a farm that needs full hands-on work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We need your help. We are raising funds to help the Yorlets with what they need …
— Airfare, lodging, and travel expenses for the family.
— Transport and funeral expenses for Kyle.
— Financial aid for hiring help for the farm.
… and for any other expenses that may arise during this awful season of their life.
All money raised will go to the family’s expenses.
Geo quick facts: Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee and home to Vanderbilt University. Legendary country music venues include the Grand Ole Opry House, home of the famous “Grand Ole Opry” stage and radio show. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and historic Ryman Auditorium are Downtown, as is the District, featuring honky-tonks with live music and the Johnny Cash Museum, celebrating the singer’s life – wikipedia.