The vehicle had been abandoned on Timberland drive, southeast of Nashville's airport, and several eyewitnesses told police that they had seen three juveniles getting out of it.
Three girls, ages 12, 14 and 15, and two boys, ages 13 and 16, were charged with criminal homicide in the fatal shooting of Kyle Yorlets, according to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department.
A housemate of 24-year-old Kyle Yorlets found him inside their home with a gunshot wound Thursday just before 3 p.m.
According to the police, the five kids were in a stolen Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck in the alley that runs behind Yorlets' house in the 32000 block of Torbertt Street when they spotted him outside on Thursday afternoon.
When they accosted the singer, they took his wallet and demanded the keys to his vehicle, which he refused to hand over, they opened fire on him.
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Police said a loaded 9 millimeter pistol, which had been reported stolen, was recovered from them. Yorlets was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died.
Yorlets was originally from Pennsylvania and graduated from Belmont University in Nashville, police said. A second loaded and stolen pistol was recovered from inside the store.
According to the press release, officers found the pickup truck a short time later. Following the tragic news, Yorlets' bandmates in Carverton posted a heartfelt statement on Facebook. We are in a state of shock and are having to grasp the reality that is now in front of us. The band's manager said in a statement, "He was loved by his friends and family".
Police said they believe Yorlets was shot outside his Nashville, Tennessee home after he refused to hand over his auto keys to the suspects, who took his wallet, according to News Channel 5.