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Suspect killed in deputy shooting believed to be wanted for Serra Mesa murder

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ALPINE (CNS) - Authorities Tuesday were looking into a shooting in Alpine in which a suspect in a San Diego murder investigation was shot dead while he was allegedly advancing toward deputies with a shovel.

According to News 8, the suspect has yet to be officially identified, but it's believed to be 61-year-old Marquin Hendrix. Hendrix is the same man wanted in connection with Monday's Serra Mesa murder involving Hendrix's wife.

At about 5:45 a.m. Monday, SDPD officers who were called to a home on Monette Drive in Serra Mesa found 51-year-old Caridad Hendrix stabbed to death in a bedroom, according to San Diego police, who later designated the victim's husband - Marquin Anthony Hendrix, 61, - as an armed and dangerous suspect.

Police said he confessed to a relative that he had killed his wife and hinted about being suicidal, and was last seen driving off in a maroon 2004 Chrysler Crossfire.

Shortly after 6 p.m. on Monday, a 911 caller reported seeing a flashing light on a rural hillside, north of Dehesa Road in Alpine, Brugos said, adding that a sheriff's sergeant and deputy responded, believing the light may have been coming from a distressed hiker.

Once there, they learned the light was from a vehicle that had been driven off-road, according to the lieutenant.

The vehicle was unoccupied and authorities recognized it as the same vehicle described by SDPD in connection with the earlier homicide, Brugos said, adding that the SDPD suspect believed to be driving the vehicle also was believed to be armed and dangerous.

After contacting SDPD, deputies began searching the area for the suspect and found him in an enclosed carport, armed with a shovel, which he used to advance toward deputies in a rapid manner, Brugos said.

He allegedly ignored repeated commands to drop the shovel before being fired upon by the deputies. It was not immediately clear how many times he was struck in the gunfire or exactly how many deputies were involved.

Paramedics attempted to save the suspect, but he was pronounced dead at the scene, Brugos said.

THIS IS A STORY UPDATE. Read CBS 8's earlier story below.

ALPINE (CBS 8) - A suspect is dead after being shot by a San Diego Sheriff's Deputy during a confrontation in an Alpine Heights neighborhood on Monday night.

It happened on Hawks Vista Lane and just off Tavern Road about two miles south of Interstate 8, around 8:00 p.m.

Neighbors report seeing a suspect lead deputies on a foot chase down Hawks Vista Lane from just south of Tavern Road. A San Diego County Sheriff's deputy opened fire for an unknown reason, killing the suspect.

On Monday night, deputies continued their search along the roadway, perhaps looking for something discarded by this suspect.

Another neighbor who spoke to News 8, but didn't want to go on camera says at around 7:40 p.m. she saw a number of Sheriff's deputies' cars fly by her home and heard a helicopter above just before hearing multiple shots ring out.

It's unclear why Sheriff's Deputies were called to the area prior to the shooting, but News 8 has learned that San Diego Police are checking into whether or not this is a person of interest to them.

A short time before 11:00 p.m. the Sheriff's Department Crime Lab truck arrived to being its investigation.

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