Baltimore teen charged for murder after dragging running man over, dragging him for several blocks

A teenager is being charged with murder after the brutal killing of man he dragged for blocks with a car.

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BALTIMORE, MD – A Baltimore teenager is being charged for murder after running over a man and dragging his body for several blocks.

On April 2, 2021, at approximately 5:00 a.m., a Southeast District officer observed an assault in the 100 block of North Conkling Street. As the officer approached the block, three suspects involved in the incident entered a blue sedan and sped away. While speeding away, the driver struck the assault victim with the sedan.

The victim was dragged several blocks causing severe injuries. The driver of the sedan subsequently crashed into another vehicle and then bailed out, attempting to elude police on foot. After a brief foot chase, the suspect was apprehended.

Tragically, the victim later identified as 41-year-old Fabian Mendez was transported to Johns Hopkins Hospital and pronounced dead by medical personnel shortly after arrival. Investigators learned that Mr. Fabian was the registered owner of the blue sedan driven by the suspect.

The 16-year-old suspect told investigators that he carjacked Mr. Fabian and then struck him with the sedan. After confessing his crimes, the suspect was criminally charged, remains in custody, and is awaiting trial.

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