KEY POINTS

  • The 41-year-old victim died when the suspects attempted to flee from police and ran him over with his own vehicle
  • A 16-year-old boy was apprehended, but the other two suspects remain at large
  • Authorities are looking for any information that can lead to the arrest of the two remaining suspects

A man from Maryland has died after he was run over with his own vehicle during a carjacking attempt on early Friday, local authorities said.

According to a statement released by the Baltimore Police Department, a Southeast District officer was on routine patrol in 100 block of N. Conkling Street at around 5:06 a.m. when he spotted the 41-year-old victim being assaulted by three suspects during a carjacking attempt.  

"The three suspects were able to take the victim's vehicle and struck the victim as they fled the location," the police said. 

All three bailed out of the vehicle two blocks out in N. Clinton Street after being chased by officers. The driver, a 16-year-old male teenager, was taken into custody while the two other suspects remain at large. 

Authorities dragged the victim into the 3400 block of E. Fayette St. before he was transported to Johns Hopkins Hospital where he later died from the injuries he obtained from the incident.

The names of the victim and of the apprehended suspect have not been released. Charges have also not been disclosed to the public.

The police department is urging people with any information regarding the incident to help with the investigation.

"Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call detectives at (410) 396-2100.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7lockup."

Mayor Brandon Scott on Saturday praised the police for their speedy capture of the suspect, local newspaper the Baltimore Sun reported.

"My heart goes out to the families impacted by this violence,” Scott was quoted as saying. “This tragedy serves as another example of why comprehensive reform of our criminal justice system must prioritize rehabilitation and trauma-informed services."

A similar incident happened two weeks ago when two teenage girls, aged 13 and 15, were responsible for the death of an elderly Uber Eats driver in an armed carjacking attempt in Washington. 

Mohammad Anwar, 66, was killed on March 23 when his gray sedan crashed and flipped during the carjacking, crushing him instantly. The girls, whose identities were not revealed by the police, were charged with felony murder and carjacking.

police-2122394_1920 Representation. The unnamed 16-year-old boy is apprehended by police. Photo: Pixabay