MILITARY VETERAN KILLED IN WEST CHARLOTTE HOMICIDE PRIOR TO MEMORIAL DAY

Demario Tillman and Darryana Hearn

Charlotte Alerts

A military veteran won't be able to celebrate Memorial Day because he was shot and killed in a violent homicide

Demario Tillman, 29, was fatally shot on May 23, 2020 right before Memorial Day 2020. Demario served time in the United States military. 27-year-old Darryana Hearn was charged with Demario's murder.

Last year in Charlotte an Army veteran was killed on Memorial Day 2019, that victim was Monica Smith.

On Saturday, May 23, 2020, an assault with a deadly weapon was reported on Hovis Road. Demario was shot after a verbal altercation took place between him and Darryana.

Homicide Unit detectives identified Darryana as a suspect and were able to obtain a warrant for her arrest. On May 24, 2020 Darryana surrendered herself to police.

Darryana is charged with Murder.

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