Details surrounding the slaying of 6-year-old Kingston Frazier are starting to crystalize after false statements from the Hinds County sheriff sparked rampant rumors and accusations of involvement by the child's family.
The boy's shirtless father at one point began wailing at police before relatives pulled the man away.
Surveillance video captured the suspects pulling up to the vehicle Kingston was in just moments after his mother, Ebony Archie, entered the store.
Across town, at the district attorney's office, another heart-wrenching scene unfolded as the rest of Kingston's family, including his mother, learned he had died.
UPDATE: 05/18/2017 12:58pm As the community mourns the death of a murdered child, police continue to search for a person of interest in the case after another was taken into custody earlier today.
Sen. Burr says Flynn hasn't responded to subpoena
The Fifth Amendment gives people the right to decline to answer questions in legal proceedings so as to avoid self-incrimination. Mark Warner of Virginia, didn't immediately respond to calls and emails inquiring about the committee's next steps.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) issued an Amber Alert for Frazier at about 4:30 a.m. local time (5:30 a.m. EDT) Thursday.
The mother, Ebony Archie, left the boy in the vehicle, its engine running, while she went inside the supermarket early on Thursday, sheriff's deputies have said.
District Attorney Michael Guest said Friday that authorities are seeking the weapon but are confident they have enough evidence against the three teen suspects to proceed without it.
"ALERT: 2000 silver Toyota Camry stolen from Kroger parking lot on I-55 w/ 7 yoa BM child in the vehicle".
Officials say all three suspects will be charged with captial murder.
Officials piece together events before nursing home shooting
The Kirkersville community comes together to mourn and remember the victims of a nursing home shooting in Licking County. Disario, responding to a report of a man with a gun, said in his last radio communication that he had the man in sight.
Dwan Wakefield, D'Allen Washington and Byron McBride - all in their late teens - are being held without bond in the Madison County Detention Center, Hall said. He was dismissed from the team a year ago, McGehee said.
Just before 10 a.m., authorities canceled the Amber Alert.
"It's hard to know that people out there are evil, that would kill a child", Velma Eddington, Kingston great-aunt, said.
Wakefield was a quarterback a year ago at a high school in Madison County, north of Jackson, county Superintendent Ronnie McGehee told The Clarion-Ledger. "Where is Kingston?" Her family members tried to get her to stand, to no avail. "Evil. They need to find that other one before we find him...it's evil what they did". "That baby hadn't done anything to him".
A horrified couple learned their missing child had been shot dead during a botched auto theft when they stormed a police press conference about the case. They killed my son, man. Those people are evil.
I'm sorry if we made Trump's presidency possible — Twitter co-founder
Mr Williams has stepped down from his role as CEO of Twitter and is working on a new blogging platform, known as Medium. He gamely said in an interview with the Financial Times that "without the tweets, I wouldn't be here".
Kingston's cousin Kolby Irby told reporters: "A six-year-old is gone".