Fox59 Exclusive: Murder suspect recounts shooting before turning himself in


The man facing murder charges for the shooting death of 13-year-old Jarrell Tucker told Fox59 he didn’t do it. However, new information from Glenn Beard’s adopted son reveals a different story.

Beard spoke out only to Fox59, just moments before turning himself in to police Wednesday.

He said there had been a history of altercations with the kids on the block, including Tucker. On Sunday night, he said, Tucker and another kid tried to rob his brother outside his east side home. Beard admits he came out of his house and punched Tucker in the head.

"It's the second time within 24 hours you're trying to rob somebody right on my porch and now you're in the driveway trying to rob my brother,” said Beard. “I ran him up the sidewalk."

Beard said moments later, a group of Tucker’s friends ran towards his house, some even firing off shots. He said both he and his brother took off in their separate vehicles.

"None of us have a gun, my brother don't have a gun or... I don't have a gun and my nephew has no gun so we all run," said Beard. "I didn't know anybody had been shot."

In fact, Beard pointed the finger at one of Tucker’s friends.

"One of them shot the boy I believe 'cause none of us had a gun."

Now court documents reveal Beard’s adopted son told police a different ending to this story.

The probable cause read:

"Beard went out the back door with a gun in his right hand... (the son then) heard two gun shots and saw... Jarrell fall to the ground."

Then he "saw Glenn Beard place the gun back in a holster he had down the front of his pants. Glenn said, 'I have to go.'”

Beard is charged with Murder and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Serious Violent Felon.

His initial hearing is scheduled for Aug. 10 at 9 a.m.


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