CORBIN, Ky. (AP) – Authorities say a teenager killed in a shootout Saturday with police in Maryland prompted the search of his home over 500 miles away in Kentucky, where the bodies of his parents and younger sister were found.
Friends and relatives of 16-year-old Jason Hendrix were struggling to understand how the boy, a faithful churchgoer who was baptized just two months ago, could end up as the suspect in the execution-style slayings.
Corbin Police Chief David Campbell says Hendrix, a high school ROTC student and active church member, was angry at his parents for taking away his computer privileges.
Police believe the victims were gunned down late Wednesday afternoon in their home.
Campbell says the teenager fled in his parent’s car, armed with four weapons and a backpack full of ammunition.
Police in Baltimore County, Maryland, say the teenager shot a police officer Saturday after crashing the car into a silver sedan. At least six officers opened fire on Hendrix, who was killed. Maryland State Police say they initially sought to pull him over for a speeding violation.