A man fatally shot by officers Tuesday morning was wanted in connection with the killing of a 19-year-old woman in D.C. last month.
Members of the Capital Area Regional Task Force were attempting to serve an arrest warrant on Daquan Hendrix, 19, in NoMa around 6:15 a.m. Tuesday when the shooting occurred.
When officers approached the apartment in the unit block of K Street NW, Hendrix went outside and opened fire, authorities said. Officers returned fire, striking Hendrix.
He was taken to an area hospital, where he died. No officers were injured.
Several law enforcement sources told News4 that police officers in the D.C. area are being warned about possible retaliation, News4’s Mark Segraves reported. MPD and other agencies alerted their rank-and-file that someone could be planning to strike back.
Police say Hendrix was wanted for the Feb. 27 murder of Tykia Dickerson, who was found lying on a sidewalk in the 3600 block of Jay Street NE. Police say she had been shot. Dickerson was taken to an area hospital, where she later died.
D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said the task force had been looking for Hendrix "for some time."
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Witnesses at a nearby construction site told News4's Megan McGrath that when they reported to work, they saw several unmarked law enforcement SUVs parked at the site.
They said the vehicles started traveling down the road, and about 10 minutes later, they heard the burst of gunfire.
Witnesses reported hearing 10 to 15 shots.
The unit block of K Street was closed in both directions between N. Capitol Street and New Jersey Avenue NW in the aftermath of the shooting.