Man convicted in Extended Stay America shooting

Demarcus Robertson (Photo Credit: Alexandria Sheriff's Office)

A jury found Demarcus Robertson, 20, guilty of voluntary manslaughter on July 26 for fatally shooting Desmond Roseboro, 28, and wounding two others in 2017.

The shooting occurred on May 13, 2017 at an Extended Stay America hotel on Eisenhower Avenue. Alexandria police were dispatched to the scene at around 2 a.m. and found two women and a man suffering from gunshot wounds. Roseboro died of his injuries the next day. Robertson was 19 at the time and a 2017 graduate of the T.C. Williams High School. 

A grand jury indicted Robertson on Aug. 10, 2017 on a charge of murder and aggravated malicious wounding. Nearly a year later, Robertson was taken to trial.

Although initially charged with murder, Robertson was eventually convicted of manslaughter, as well as two felony counts of unlawful wounding. The jury recommended a total of 20 years in the penitentiary: 10 years for manslaughter and five years for each count of unlawful wounding. 

Sentencing is set for Sept. 20 at 10 a.m.