Before Baltimore County Chase, Teen Killed 3 Family Members in Kentucky

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Jason Hendrix (via Facebook)
Jason Hendrix (via Facebook)

A teenager shot a Baltimore County police officer during a chase on Saturday is suspected of killing his mother, father and sister, in Kentucky last week.

Jason Hendrix, 16, of Corbin, Kentucky, led police on a chase down I-95 on Saturday morning. The chase began near Woodlawn, then officers broke off when Hendrix wouldn’t stop his Honda Pilot. Police approached the car again on Route 702 in Essex.

Hendrix finally stopped after hitting a car with two 11-year-old girls inside. He then opened fire, striking a police officer. Officers then returned fire, hitting Hendrix. The police officer survived the incident thanks to a bullet-proof vest. Hendrix died at the scene.

Police in Kentucky believe Hendrix shot and killed his family members on Wednesday evening. They were found on Saturday as Baltimore County detectives began to piece together their investigation. Detectives are still tracing what led Hendrix got to Maryland.

A motive has yet to be determined. Acquaintances told the New York Daily News that Hendrix was a churchgoer and former ROTC cadet. However, he became angry at his parents recently when they took away computer privileges.



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