Roanoke man found not guilty for the murder of a teenager
Roanoke, Virginia – According to Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Andrew Stephens, the Roanoke man charged with fatally shooting a local high school student in 2019 was found not guilty on all four felony charges.
Demarcus Glenn was arrested on May 31, 2019, after Tyler Polumbo, 16, was shot and killed in Southwest Roanoke. The event occurred near Grandin Village in the 2100 block of Denniston Avenue SW. Tyler was a student at Patrick Henry High School, according to Roanoke City Public Schools.
According to search warrants obtained as part of the investigation into the fatal shooting, Tyler had been in touch with Glenn before to the incident.
Glenn confessed to shooting Polumbo at the time of his arrest, but said he acted in self-defense after Polumbo brandished a gun and attempted to rob him of drugs.
Glenn was arrested and charged with first degree murder, two counts of using a firearm to commit a felony and one count of attempted armed robbery eleven days after the shooting.
Glenn was found not guilty on all charges by a jury on Wednesday, Oct. 20.