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Second 16-year-old, 13-year-old girl arrested for murder following deadly carjacking attack in Baltimore

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Posted at 5:00 PM, Apr 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-15 07:33:25-04

BALTIMORE — A second 16-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl have now been arrested after attacking and carjacking a man, resulting in him being killed.

On Monday, members of our Warrant Task Force arrested the second 16 year-old, and Wednesday, officers arrested the 13-year-old.

The second 16 year-old boy has been charged as an adult and is currently being held in Central Booking where he has been charged with 1st Degree Murder.

The 13 year-old girl is being charged as a juvenile and has been transported to Juvenile Booking where she also has been charged with 1st Degree Murder.

Both are being held until their trial dates.

The first 16-year-old was arrested back on April 5. He told investigators that he carjacked 41 year-old Fabian Mendez and then hit him the with the sedan.

After confessing his crimes, he was criminally charged, remains in custody, and is awaiting trial.

Police say at around 5 a.m. on April 2, an officer witnessed an assault in the 100 block of North Conkling Street and as the officer approached, three suspects entered a sedan and drove away.

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While speeding away, the driver struck the assault victim with the sedan. The victim was then dragged several blocks causing severe injuries.

Police say the driver crashed into another vehicle and then bailed out before being apprehended following a brief foot chase.

Mendez was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital and pronounced dead by medical personnel shortly after arrival.

Investigators learned that Mendez was the registered owner of the blue sedan driven by the suspect.