Police find body of a child after boy was taken by car theives

Kingston Frazier

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A young boy whose body was found in a car that thieves stole while he was still in it had been shot to death.

Jackson police Commander Tyree Jones says 6-year-old Kingston Frazier was shot at least once after the car was stolen early Thursday morning from a grocery store parking lot in Jackson.

Authorities across Mississippi spent much of Thursday morning searching for the boy. Police say a "person of interest" is in custody and authorities are searching for a second person.

Kingston was inside a silver 2000 Toyota Camry when the car was stolen outside a Kroger on Interstate 55 in Jackson about 2 a.m. Thursday. Hinds County sheriff's officials say the child's mother had left the car running with Kingston inside.

Police issued a child-abduction alert and sought help from the public to find the car and the child.