Kingston Frazier (Photo credit: Jackson Police Department)

A decision by a mom to leave her son in a running car outside of a Kroger supermarket has resulted in tragedy. Ebony Archie went into the grocery store in Jackson, Mississippi, while her son Kingston Frazier, 6, was asleep in the backseat of her Toyota Camry. While she was inside the store, car thieves took the opportunity to steal her vehicle.

Police were called to the scene and took the report from Archie, who did not initially tell law enforcement that her son was in the backseat. When she finally informed police of the kidnapping of her son, an amber alert was issued and the Mississippi Highway Patrol became involved in the search for the car and the missing child. It is unknown how much time elapsed before she told police that her son was in the backseat.

Tragically, the car was recovered 15 miles away from the scene and Kingston was found dead with a gunshot wound to the chest on Thursday morning. Three suspects are in police custody. Madison-Rankin District Attorney Michael Guest said he planned to file capital murder charges against each of the three.

Dwan Diondro Wakefield, 17, of Ridgeland, was taken into custody by the Madison Sheriff’s Department Thursday morning. Wakefield, a senior at Ridgeland High School, was the starting quarterback on the school’s football team, according to Superintendent Ronnie McGehee. He was dismissed from the team last year, McGehee said.  DeAllen Washington, 17, turned himself into the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department Thursday afternoon. Another suspect identified as Bryon McBride Jr. was taken into custody and transported to the Madison County Sheriff’s Department by the U.S. Marshals late Thursday.

Velma Eddington, Frazier’s great-aunt, stated to media ,”Everyone that was praying for us, that we would find Kingston 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. That’s evil. That baby hadn’t done anything to him. That baby hadn’t done anything. They could have left that child in that backseat, asleep. They didn’t have to kill him. Those people are evil. Evil. They need to find that other one before we find him…it’s evil what they did.”

Ebony Archie was grief stricken and collapsed into the arms of family members when she found out her son had been murdered. Family members described the 6-year-old as a fun loving child who had a close relationship with his uncles and was well loved.

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  • Oak510finest

    Extremely sad story.

  • Chuck

    Dirty bastards, including the careless mom, deserve the death penalty! What mom reports her car stolen, but leaves out the fact that her child was kidnapped? Death!

    • Sheilah Stover

      after one in the morning – I wonder how much mom may have had to do with this- why leave the car running!

  • Mason Youngblood

    I am almost certain that these young MF’s are getting raped in jail as we speak. They’re all on the tv in jail and they don’t play in there about being locked up for harming children. Their buttcheeks probably haven’t rested since they entered the jailhouse..I hope they bust them b!tchmade niggaz wide tf open in there…a little kid..smh.

    • britishrose

      unfortunately the prisoner dont harm each other for fear of retaliation from the prison owners , its not what any of you think the prisoner all try to get alone and they usually isolate these kind of prisoner from the population . the 17 yo will go to juvenile for about 2 years and then prison they dont tell names when they enter and they send them to prisons way far from their state . where the story isnt as hot , and they dont broad cast crimes on the prison tv . so no one knows nothing really when you come in . .prisoners dont use their real names either . its sad the lil boy did nothing to cause this why in hell did they kill this child?
      was he in the way of a gun fight? i know he did just reach back there and shot him? god please jesus save us

      • Mason Youngblood

        I don’t know WHAT prison you’re referring to but prisoners that have life sentences and double life sentences are not afraid of ‘prison owners’.. because when you are in for life there is nothing worst that you can do to them.

  • CBaby23

    The mother is certainly suffering at the loss of her child, but that precious child surely suffered the worst. I never could understand how ANY mother could leave their small children unattended. My grandson, whom I’ve raised for the past 11 1/2 years is nearly 6ft. tall and I wouldn’t leave him in the car alone. Not even long enough to go into a service station. I send him inside while I watch, then we pump the gas together ‘cuz he’s a kid and kids enjoy that stuff. I had a friend years ago who’d always leave her young child in the car when she went inside places. Guess she didn’t want to ruin her chance of meeting a guy because she had the child with her. To hell with that. My son, who was around the same age as hers, went inside with me no matter what. She’d get pissed at me and say I should leave him in the car with her son. I had no problem telling her to go to hell and that HER son shouldn’t have been left either. So what the child was sleeping. Wake his gorgeous little ass up and bring him along. Carry him if you have to and let him sit in the cart. I used to carry my grandson’s long legged, oversized behind on my back when he got tired, then put him in the cart when we got into the store or wherever we were going. No, it wasn’t sexy. No, no man approached me and asked me for a date, but did I give a hoot? Hellz no! It was all about my grandson and his comfort and safety. Same with my two sons and my ton of other grandshorties. Hell, this baby had a good nap, he would’ve been energized and ready to go. NO child should EVER be left alone. Now, this baby’s gone for nothing!!! DAYUM! DAYUM! DAYUM! When will women EVER wake the fizzuck up? Leaving our babies with asshole boyfriends we barely know? Baby gets raped, badly beaten, or beat to death. Leaving our babies in cars? They die of heat strokes, get kidnapped, killed, or otherwise hurt. Taking our babies out of a car on the streetside? Not making sure they’re wearng seatbelts? Piling them in cars with too many people, then letting them sit on someone’s lap? Stooopid! Stooopid! Stooopid! Why put their little lives in danger? We’re suppose to protect them. To hell with our convenience, or selfish wants. Once we have children it’s all about them! Good Lord! God rest that babies precious little soul. RIP lil Kingston! Much luv!

  • Chuck

    RIP young man. This story sounds fishy, with the mom’s guilt writing all over it. She appears to have something to do with this: either she killed her son and allowed these thugs to steal her car and she set them up, either the child mistakenly shot himself and the mom knew and once again allowed these thugs to steal or car, or she asked the thugs to steal her car and kill her son. No mom will report her car missing, without first saying her son was taken. I support the death penalty for all that is involved!

    • Sheilah Stover

      I so agree, it was my first thought.