CORBIN, Ky. (AP) — Friends and relatives of a 16-year-old boy killed in a weekend shootout with police in Maryland are struggling to understand how the faithful churchgoer and high school ROTC student ended up as the suspect in the slaying of his parents and younger sister in Kentucky.

Authorities say Jason Hendrix was suspected of killing his family last Wednesday in Corbin, Kentucky, before leaving for the East Coast in his parent's car. Authorities say Hendrix, who had four weapons and a backpack of ammunition, died Saturday at the scene of the shootout.

Corbin Police Chief David Campbell said police later searched the boy's home in Kentucky and found the bodies of his parents and sister.

"Right now all the evidence points toward him as being the shooter," Campbell said of Jason Hendrix.

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