Police Identify Teen Killed in Shootout With Authorities
Posted at 4:23 p.m. on March 18
(Hannah Hess/CQ Roll Call)
Police have identified the teen who died following a gun fight with authorities that took place a few blocks northwest of Union Station Tuesday morning as a 19-year-old from Hyattsville, Md.
Daquan Hendrix was wanted in the Feb. 27 homicide of Tykia Dickerson in Northeast D.C., according to the Metropolitan Police Department.
The shootout ensued shortly after 6:17 a.m., when officers from a fugitive task force showed up on K Street Northwest with an arrest warrant.
Police say Hendrix produced a handgun and fired shots at the officers. The officers then returned fire, fatally wounding Hendrix.
First responders then arrived and transported Hendrix to a local hospital where he died.
No officers were injured in the gun battle and the department’s Internal Affairs Division is conducting an investigation.