UPDATE: Court documents say suspect blames murder victim for cousin's incarceration

Thirty-four year-old Devaughn Drew is facing nine charges in total

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Washington County Sheriff's Deputies said the man who they believe murdered a 23 year-old woman surrendered to authorities on Tuesday.

A warrant for 34 year-old Devaughn "Vega" Drew had been pending for two weeks before he surrendered.

Drew is facing nine charges in total, including first-degree murder and firearm possession as a convicted felon.

Investigators believe that Drew shot Destiny "Brooklyn" Boccone in the face on Nov. 19 while she was driving him and his cousin, Donovan Watts, to visit friends and family in Noland Village and other areas throughout Hagerstown.

According to court documents, Boccone was dating another cousin of Drew and Watts, who was currently in jail for drug charges. Documents indicate that several family members blamed Boccone for his incarceration. 

In a taped interview, Watts initially denied knowing Drew but eventually told police that he was in the car with the pair when he heard a loud ringing in his ears, felt the car drift into a tree and looked over to see that Boccone bleeding heavily from her mouth.

Documents said that the pair then fled from the vehicle and got into a cab that had already been called by Brittany Harris, Watts' girlfriend, before the murder.

Investigators searched the cab that transported the pair. They said they found blood inside the vehicle. 

Watts denied knowing that Drew was going to shoot Boccone, and Harris said she knew Watts was upset but didn't know what happened.

When Watts was asked if he ever questioned Drew about shooting Boccone, documents show that he said he "didn't want to argue with a man who had a gun."

Many supporters of Drew have voiced their doubts about his guilt on social media, but investigators believe that they have the right man.

"Now that he turned himself in, and he is in custody, the investigation still continues. Investigators will still gather information and go upon it that way, but it's also been forwarded to the state's attorney's office, and now it's in the judicial process," said Carly Hose, Public Information Officer, Washington County Sheriff's Office.

Drew is being held without bond at the local detention center.

Two days before the murder, Drew was released from the Maryland Department of Corrections for possession with the intent to distribute cocaine. He was serving a 10-year sentence with all but six suspended.

No charges have been filed against Watts or Harris for the murder. 


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