D.C. Police Warned of Retaliation After Killing Murder Suspect in Shootout

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Police-involved shooting in NW Washington near Gonzaga High School. (credit: John Domen/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Police-involved shooting in NW Washington near Gonzaga High School. (credit: John Domen/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

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WASHINGTON (WNEW) — D.C. police have received a serious warning about possible retaliation after the shooting death of a murder suspect in northwest Washington.

WNEW senior correspondent Mark Segraves has learned that D.C. officers are being advised that someone with connection to Daquan Hendrix is planning to retaliate against law enforcement officials after Hendrix was shot and killed during a shootout with police early Tuesday morning.

A task force comprised of officers from the Metropolitan Police Department, U.S. Marshals Office and other agencies approached a residence near Union Station where they believed Hendrix was staying in an attempt to arrest the 19-year-old on a murder warrant.

Police say Hendrix exited the home and opened fire on the officers, who returned gunfire, striking Hendrix. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

No officers were injured in the shootout.

Police say Hendrix, of Hyattsville, was wanted in the Feb. 27 homicide of 19-year-old Tykia Dickerson in northeast D.C.

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