Murder Suspect Shot And Killed During Police Shootout in D.C.
UPDATED: March 18, 2014 2:43 p.m.
WASHINGTON (WNEW) — A man wanted for murder in the District was shot and killed by police during a shootout Tuesday morning in northwest Washington.
Around 6:15 a.m., a task force comprised of officers with the Metropolitan Police Department, U.S. Marshals Office and other agencies approached a residence where the suspect — identified as 19-year-old Daquan Hendrix — was believed to be staying.
Hendrix exited the home and opened fire on the officers, according D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier. Hendrix was shot during the exchange of gunfire and pronounced dead a short time later.
No officers were injured in the shootout.
Lanier said other people inside the home at the time of the shooting were not injured.
Police say Hendrix, of Hyattsville, was wanted in the Feb. 27 homicide of 19-year-old Tykia Dickerson in the 3600 block of Jay Street NE.
Lanier said police had asked for the public’s assistance with the previous homicide.
“This is a dangerous job,” Lanier said. “This is a task force that consistently goes out and looks for suspects wanted in homicides. They are very good. They typical are able to track down suspects, particularly suspects that go into hiding.”
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