A Kentucky teen turned himself in Tuesday after he allegedly shot a teenage girl over refusing to pick his weed off the floor earlier that morning, according to police.
The suspect, 18-year-old Demarkus Hedges, turned himself in around 2:30 p.m., over twelve hours following an incident where he allegedly killed 16-year-old Scarlett Tucker. The Boone County Sheriff’s Office sought him on one count of murder, one count of tampering with physical evidence and two counts of second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, according to a press release from Boone County Sheriff Michael A. Helmig.
Police are working with three witnesses, a 17-year-old female, an 18-year-old female and an 18-year-old male, according to the release.
Demarkus Hedges is on the run after he allegedly fatally shot 16-year-old Scarlett Tucker in the head. https://t.co/OBEha0d6v6
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Tucker, Hedges and the three witnesses allegedly spent most of Monday night into Tuesday morning together around the Covington, Kentucky, and Cincinnati, Ohio, areas, Fox19 noted. The group made their way to the 18-year-old female’s residence on Silver Brook Drive in Burlington, Kentucky, at around 1:30 a.m., where Hedges apparently dropped a bag of weed onto the bedroom floor. He asked Tucker to pick it up, who reportedly refused, allegedly prompting him to shoot her in the head, according to police.
The witnesses called deputies to the scene at around 2:18 a.m., according to the outlet. (REPORT: Two Men Arrested For Shooting At Christmas Pajama Party)
Authorities say a group of five teens were together at a home early this morning when a bag of marijuana fell on the floor. Moments later, 16-year-old Scarlett Tucker was shot in the head. https://t.co/dO3df5sEPt
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Hedges initially fled in a Nissan Optima fashioned with temporary Ohio plates following the incident before eventually turning himself in to the United States Marshals Service in Covington, according to the press release. Hedges is being held in the Boone County Detention Center at a $1,000,000 bond, according to the document.