CORBIN, Ky. — A shootout Satuday in which a 16-year-old boy was killed by police in Maryland prompted the search of his home over 500 miles away in Kentucky, where authorities found the bodies of his parents and younger sister.

Friends and relatives of Jason Hendrix were struggling to understand how the boy, a faithful churchgoer who was baptized just two months ago, could end up as the suspect in the killings.

Hendrix, a Kentucky high school ROTC student and active church member, is suspected of killing his family execution-style before fleeing to Maryland, the town’s police chief said Sunday.

Police believe the victims were gunned down late Wednesday afternoon in their home, Corbin Police Chief David Campbell said.

Hendrix fled in his parents’ green Honda Pilot, armed with four weapons and a backpack full of ammunition, Campbell said. “Right now all the evidence points toward him as being the shooter,” the chief said.

Baltimore County Police said Sunday the teenager shot a police officer Saturday after crashing the Honda Pilot into a silver sedan.

The teenager was angry at his parents for taking away his computer privileges a couple of days before the slayings, Campbell said.