County deputies shoot man armed with shovel

ALPINE, Calif. (AP) – San Diego County sheriff's deputies have killed a man they say was sought for questioning in a killing and threatened them with a shovel.

He died at the scene Monday evening in unincorporated Alpine.

Lt. Dennis Brugos says deputies got a report about a flashing light on a hillside and found it was an unoccupied car sought in a homicide investigation. The driver was believed to be armed and dangerous.

Brugos says a search was made and the man was found in a carport, where he was shot after raising a shovel and advancing on deputies.

Authorities haven't released the man's name but they say 61-year-old Marquin Hendrix of San Diego was sought for questioning after his wife, 51-year-old Caridad Hendrix, was stabbed to death earlier that day.

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