NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess) — Kyle Yorlets, a rising Nashville musician who performed as the lead vocalist for the Nashville-based band Carverton, was gunned down on Thursday outside of his home.
“On February 7, 2019, we lost our brother, best friend, and bandmate Kyle Yorlets. We are in a state of shock and are having to grasp the reality that is now in front of us,” Yorlets bandmates said in a statement released Friday says.
“We are heartbroken. Our condolences for his family and loved ones and all the lives that he touched. We will never forget Kyle, and though he is gone too soon his legacy is here to stay.”
According to the Nashville Tennessean, Yorlets, 24, was killed during what police believe to be a robbery that occurred outside of his home.
Police have charged a group of children, including two boys, ages 13 and 16, and three girls, ages 12, 14 and 15, with criminal homicide in connection with his death, the Tennessean reported.
Nashville police told the Tennessean that their investigation indicated that the juveniles were in a stolen Chevrolet pickup behind Yorlets when the robbery took place. The juveniles took his wallet and then demanded the keys to his vehicle, killing him after Yorlets refused, police allege.
Yorlets was rushed to the hospital but died of his injuries.
A family friend has set up a GoFundMe page to help Yorlets’ family with costs related to the homicide, including travel expenses for the family, and funeral expenses.
Yorlets’ band Carverton had just begun to make a name for itself. The group performed at the Firefly festival in 2017 and their debut album, Chasing Sounds is set for release on March 29th.