Murder suspect shot and killed
ALPINE — Sandiego6.com reports that authorities are investigating a shooting in Alpine in which a murder suspect was shot dead as he allegedly advanced toward deputies with a shovel.
Lt. Dennis Brugos of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said the man was wanted in connection with an SDPD homicide investigation from earlier Feb. 28.
Officers were called to the Serra Mesa home at about 5:45 a.m. and found 51-year-old Caridad Hendrix stabbed to death in her bedroom. Police later determined her husband, Marquin Anthony Hendrix, 61, to be an armed and dangerous suspect. Police say he confessed to a relative that he had killed his wife and was seen driving off in a 2004 Chrysler.
Just after 6 p.m. a 911 caller reported seeing a flashing light on a rural hillside in Alpine. A sheriff’s sergeant and deputy found an unoccupied vehicle and recognized it to be the same vehicle connected to earlier homicide.
They found the suspect in an enclosed carport with a shovel and he advanced toward the deputies in a rapid manner, according to Brugos.
Hendrix allegedly ignored repeated commands to drop the shovel before deputies fired. He was pronounced dead at the scene.