NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Kyle Yorlets, a 24-year-old Nashville musician, was fatally shot after a robbery outside his residence, Thursday afternoon. Five juveniles have been charged in the case.
Officials with Metro Nashville police said a housemate found Yorlets shot inside their home around 3 p.m. It's believed he was robbed of his wallet and then shot after refusing to hand over the keys to his vehicle, police said.
He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased.
Yorlets was from Pennsylvania and went to college at Belmont University. He was a member of a local band, Carverton. The band's manager said in a statement, "He was loved by his friends and family."
The band posted the following statement on their Facebook page:
“I first met Kyle in a class at Belmont, and grew close to him over the course of that semester. His sense of humor and genuine nature drew me to being a friend of his. After the semester ended he invited me to go on tour with his band to Firefly Music festival and a few other shows in 2017 to take pictures and videos for them. In the long van ride up I got to know him better, as 13 hours is a long time to spend in a confined space with a band. In that time I witnessed the true love his family and friends had for him. He was a man of good character with a joy for being around others. I went on a few more show runs with them since. The last time I saw him was two weeks ago at the very house he was killed at. In that time we spent talking deeply about his new album, his amazing relationship with Faith, and how he was growing closer with his faith in God while we ate Fat Moe’s burgers. Conclusively, Kyle was creative, caring, funny, trustworthy friend who has changed many lives through his friendships.”
The band released a new single in January and was planning to release their new album at the end of March. It's unclear at this time if or when that album will be released.
A GoFundMe has been set up to assist his family.
A memorial service for Kyle will be held at Belmont University on Monday, Feburary 11th at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel.