Baltimore teens who dragged man under car to his death arrested

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BALTIMORE, MD – Three teens, including a 13-year-old girl who carjacked a man then killed him by dragging him under his car for several blocks have all been arrested.

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.


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. 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.

On the date of the incident, officers arrested the 16 year-old driver of the vehicle. He has been charged with 1st Degree Murder and has since been held in Central Booking

.On April 12, 2021, members of our Warrant Task Force arrested a second 16 year-old male, and finally on April 14, 2021, arrested a 13-year-old female in connection with Mendez’s death.

This second 16-year-old male 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 female is being charged as a juvenile and has been transported to Juvenile Booking where she also has been charged with 1st Degree Murder.

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