A teenager, who died Saturday in a shootout with Maryland police, is suspected of murdering his mother, father and sister in their home. Jason Hendrix, 16, led police on a high-speech car chase through Baltimore County after his SUV ran a traffic stop. Hendrix eventually ran into another car, then started shooting at police.
“Officers then returned fire,” the Baltimore County Police Department said in a statement. “The suspect in the vehicle, who was the only occupant in the vehicles, was declared deceased at the scene.” Authorities traced Hendrix’s vehicle registration back to his home in Corbin, Ky., where they found the bodies of Hendrix’s parents, Sarah and Kevin Hendrix, and sister, Grace Hendrix.
“All three were shot in the head at least twice,” Corbin Police Chief David Campbell told the Lexington Herald Leader. “A pillow was used to try to muffle the gunshot used on all three individuals. The pillows were still on their faces.”
Investigators have yet to determine a motive. One police officer was injured in the shootout and taken to a hospital in fair condition. He was later released. Another member of the Hendrix family, a daughter, was in Georgia at the time of the killings.