Police Identify Teen Killed in Shootout With Authorities

(Hannah Hess/CQ Roll Call)
(Hannah Hess/CQ Roll Call)
Posted March 18, 2014 at 4:23pm

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.