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K Street police-involved shooting

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WASHINGTON (WJLA) - The heavy firepower and huge police presence on K Street in Northwest on Tuesday morning began as an undercover operation took place – intended to catch a man police said was a killer.

Chief Lanier on Officer-Involved shooting

"We saw undercover cars in this parking lot and then they sped off in this direction with their lights on," describes one witness.

Then it all changed, as witnesses describe hearing eight shots about 10 minutes later:

"The next thing you know, D.C. cops are coming from everywhere."

Rewind to February 27, when 19-year-old Tykia Dickerson and a mother of two was gunned down inside this apartment complex on Jay Street in Northeast. Sources explained that the children’s father, 19-year-old Daquan Hendrix of Hyattsville, was the focus of the murder investigation.

Armed with an arrest warrant, the Capital Area Fugitive Task Force had been looking for Hendrix for more than a week. And the investigation finally brought them to this home inside the Sursum Corda neighborhood this morning.

Hendrix was there, and police say that when task force members knocked on the front door, he ran out of a back door, opening fire with multiple shots at the officers. The officers fired back, and Hendrix was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

There were other people inside the home, so SWAT teams converged on the area in order to make sure no one else was harmed. Neighbors feel sadness for the children, who are now without either parent.

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