Murder suspect surrenders after standoff

Murder suspect surrenders after standoff
Xavier M. Magana
TACOMA, Wash. -- An 18 year old accused of fatally shooting another teenager in a Tacoma street was arrested early Wednesday morning after a standoff with police.

Detective Gretchen Aguirre said detectives learned that Xavier M. Magana was staying at a house in the 9200 block of Sheridan Avenue in Tacoma.

When they went to the house late Tuesday night, three other people came out, but Magana refused. It took several hours of negotiation before Magana finally surrendered to police, Aguirre said.

Magana has been charged with first-degree murder in the July 12 shooting death of 18-year-old Alrick Hendricks.

According to court documents, Hendricks was at a graduation party at a home in the 600 block of East 56th Street on Sunday when Magana walked by and challenged Hendricks to a fight.

Investigators said the two knew each other, and Hendricks had beaten up Magana in an earlier fight.

On Sunday, the two teens walked about a block away from the home to fight, and Hendricks' step-mom showed up to plead with him to leave, the documents said.

Witnesses told police that Magana pulled out a handgun and shot Hendricks as he tried to run away.

Magana then ran up and stood over the wounded teen before firing another shot into Hendricks' body at close range, the court documents said.

Police arrived about 8:20 p.m. and found Hendricks on the ground suffering from multiple gun shot wounds. He died at the scene.

According to prosecutors, Magana has been arrested previously for drug and weapons violations.