16-year-old girl shot in the head after refusing to pick up marijuana bag, KY cops say

A 16-year-old woman was fatally shot in a Kentucky dwelling over her refusal to choose up a bag of marijuana dropped on the ground, Kentucky cops say.

Scarlett Tucker was pronounced useless on the scene following the capturing, which befell on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at a house in Burlington, about 20 miles southwest of Cincinnati.

The Burlington Police Division mentioned three different youngsters witnessed the capturing. Their statements led to the arrest of 18-year-old Demarkus Hedges.

“In line with witness statements, a bag of marijuana fell on the bed room ground and Hedges demanded that Tucker decide it up,” police mentioned. “Tucker rebuffed him. Hedges then pointed his handgun at Tucker’s head and fired one shot.”

It’s believed Scarlett and Hedges had been mates, Boone County Sheriff’s Maj. Phillip Ridgell informed WXIX.

Hedges, from Cincinnati, fled the house and later turned himself in to the U.S. Marshals Service in Covington, Kentucky, police mentioned. He was charged with homicide, tampering with bodily proof and illegal transaction with a minor.

Relations informed WXIX that Scarlett had a “vibrant future she was enthusiastic about.”

Her aunt, Rebekah Williams, informed WCPO “she actually embodied the entire ‘Scarlett’ persona.”

“I believe we’re all sort of in a state of shock at this level,” Williams mentioned. “I believe we damage for everyone concerned. I imply, he was 18, nonetheless a younger child in our eyes.”

Hedges is being held within the Boone County jail on a $1 million bond, police mentioned.

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