BALTIMORE (AP) — Three teenagers, including a 13-year-old girl, have been charged in connection with a fatal carjacking, Baltimore police said.
According to police, Fabian Mendez, 41, was carjacked while going to work on April 2, The Baltimore Sun reported. A police officer who was in the area saw the victim being assaulted. Three suspects jumped into the car and attempted to flee, and the driver struck and dragged Mendez several blocks, police said.
The patrol officer was able to catch one of the suspects, a 16-year-old boy who has been charged as an adult. Under a new law passed by the Maryland General Assembly last year, the suspect’s identity and related records are secret until a hearing is conducted to determine whether the case should remain in adult court or be waived to juvenile court, where records are secret.
Police announced Wednesday that a second 16-year-old was arrested and charged with murder as an adult related to the carjacking, and a 13-year-old girl was arrested and charged in juvenile court. Both were ordered detained, police said.