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Police: Carjacking victim run over, killed by group of juveniles Friday morning in Baltimore

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Posted at 1:38 PM, Apr 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-05 08:48:07-04

BALTIMORE — A man has died after being attacked and carjacked by a group of juveniles Friday morning in Southeast Baltimore.

Just after 5 am an officer happened to be patrolling in the 100 block of N. Conkling Street, when he noticed three suspects beating a man while trying to steal his car.

Police say the suspects ran the victim over with his own car, before fleeing and leading officers on a chase.

All three suspects eventually bailed out of the vehicle in the 100 block of N. Clinton Street.

Police were able to arrest the 16-year-old getaway driver, but the other two got away and remain on the loose.

The victim later died at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He has since been identified as 41-year-old Fabian Mendez.

Shortly after news of the incident was released, the Fraternal Order of Police issued a statement criticizing department leadership and warning Baltimore residents to be aware of their surroundings.

FOP 3 Statement on deadly carjacking

Mayor Brandon Scott also released the following statement, "My heart goes out to the families impacted by this violence. I am thankful for the work of our Baltimore Police Department in immediately apprehending a suspect. This tragedy serves as another example of why comprehensive reform of our criminal justice system must prioritize rehabilitation and trauma-informed services."