Murder suspect arrested after SWAT standoff, Daytona Beach police say

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A SWAT standoff that began Saturday night ended with the arrest of a murder suspect hours after he fatally shot a woman in the head, according to the Daytona Beach Police Department.

At about 7 p.m. Saturday, Craig Kendrick, 46, and Denise Jennings, 61, were arguing over personal issues when a pizza deliveryman heard the fight, followed by a gunshot, police said. He then saw Kendrick drag Jennings by her hair to the back of the house, according to police.

Once officers arrived, they said Kendrick went back into the house and blocked himself inside. Officers then surrounded the residence. As the officers walked around the house, they were able to see clear signs of a fight with blood and drag marks on the ground, according to a news release.