Demarkus Hedges, 18, surrendered to the US Marshall’s service yesterday evening. He allegedly killed Scarlett Tucker, 16, execution style, around 2:00 AM yesterday.
Police say Scarlett Tucker had been hanging out with four 18-year-olds and one 17-year-old on Monday. They arrived at a home in Burlington, KY, at 1:30 AM Tuesday.
Police say that shortly after arriving, Demarkus executed Scarlett with a gunshot to the head in front of the other three people. It took place in one of the home’s four bedrooms. Other people were sleeping in some of the additional bedrooms at the time.
Police say that Demarkus became enraged over dropped or spilled cannabis.
He is being charged with murder, tampering with evidence, and two counts of second-degree unlawful transactions with a minor. In Kentucky, a second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor means that the perp provided cannabis, salvia, or illegal gambling.
Scarlett Tucker lives in Burlington, KY, but it is unclear if it was her family’s house. It is a nice house with an inground pool in a middle-class neighborhood. Facebook pictures seem to indicate that the victim lived on a similar but different street.
True Crime Daily alleges that the victim is the younger sister of Demarkus’ boyfriend. This might be a false claim.
Demarkus Hedge is from Cincinnati, Ohio.
Burlington has about just over 17,.000 people. It is in Boone County, which has about 137k people and had 5 homicides for all of 2021. There were three homicides in 2020 and only two in 2019.