Kingston Frazier, who was supposed to graduate kindergarten yesterday, had been waiting for his mum to finish shopping on at a supermarket in Mississippi when two men pulled up and jumped inside the car.
The vehicle was found 24 kilometres away, with the child dead in the backseat from a single gunshot wound, reports the Clarion-Ledger.
Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder, the two men who stole the car and a third who is thought to be an accomplice.
Kingston’s family were caught on video collapsing and sobbing uncontrollably after learning about his death. “Why, God, why?” a person can be heard screaming.
“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.
“Even if I was mad at the world, I couldn’t do this to a 6-year-old,” he said. “To me, it’s hatred. There is nothing out there worth taking a 6-year-old’s life…I can tell you this, we won’t rest until they’re brought to justice…You can believe that.”
This article first published by Marie Claire.