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Man wanted in DC homicide shot, killed after firing on officers

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Police say a man wanted in the death of a 19-year-old woman in Northeast D.C. last month was killed Tuesday when he exchanged gunfire with members of a fugitive task force.

Law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation say Daquan Hendrix was armed with a handgun with an extended magazine and opened fire on two officers guarding the back door of the home he was in just after 6 a.m.

Sources say in his pocket was a note saying he would not go to jail, that he would go out in a blaze of glory, and he would not be taken alive.

U.S. Marshals along with officers assigned to the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force were looking for Hendrix in the area of K Street in Northwest D.C.

"They had been working this case for about a week and a half for a homicide suspect,” said Rob Fernandez of the U.S. Marshal’s Service. “We had multiple locations. This was a known location. They weren't sure he was there at the time and they went there to do an interview, and as they knocked on the door, he came running out the back door.”

Sources say Hendrix got off a few rounds before a D.C. police officer and an officer with the Diplomatic Security Service returned fire, hitting him in the chest.

Police say he was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police say detectives had a warrant for Hendrix’s arrest.

Hendrix is accused of killing 19-year-old Tykia Dickerson on February 27 in the 3600 block of Jay Street, NE.

Family members hugged one another just outside the crime scene. They disagreed with some of what the police said happened, but declined to go on camera.

Just after the shooting, police established a large perimeter, shut down at least one road, and called in the emergency response team to search the house and make sure no one else inside was armed.

Later in the day, police could be seen taking away a camera which was located in the same general area as the shooting.

We searched online court records here in D.C. and in Maryland where Hendrix lived, but could find no record of any arrests.

The D.C. officer who opened fire on Hendrix has been on the fugitive task force for many years and is the same officer who was shot in the face in 2008 during an encounter with a man he was trying to arrest.


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