Glen Burnie teen faces mur­der charge

Baltimore Sun - - AROUND THE REGION - By Ben Weathers

Anne Arun­del County po­lice is­sued an ar­rest war­rant Tues­day for an 18-year-old ac­cused of fa­tally stab­bing a young fam­ily mem­ber and wound­ing an­other in a house in Glen Burnie.

An­dres Rafael Quin­tana Gar­cia faces first-de­gree mur­der, at­tempted-mur­der and other charges in the death of a 10-year-old girl and wound­ing of a 13-yearold boy, po­lice said.

The stab­bings oc­curred at a home in the 6400 block of Roots Drive around 7:42 p.m. Mon­day.

Po­lice said Gar­cia was last seen run­ning from the home.

The 13-year-old, who sur­vived the in­ci­dent, was taken to Johns Hopkins Chil­dren’s Cen­ter in Bal­ti­more, where he was in sta­ble con­di­tion.

A county po­lice spokesman, Lt. Ryan Frashure, de­clined to name the chil­dren. Po­lice said Gar­cia is a fam­ily mem­ber, but would not dis­close his re­la­tion­ship with the vic­tims.

No fam­ily mem­bers were avail­able for com­ment.

“This was a fam­ily ar­gu­ment in­side the house that quickly es­ca­lated from ver­bal to phys­i­cal to deadly,” Frashure said.

Po­lice re­leased a photo of Gar­cia on Tues­day and asked any­one with in­for­ma­tion about his where­abouts to call 911.

Po­lice said they con­sider him vi­o­lent and dan­ger­ous.

Har­ley Sanchez, 23, who lives a few doors down from where the stab­bing took place, said the fam­ily has lived at the house for a few months.

She said she’s seen mem­bers of the fam­ily out­side from time to time, and fre­quently saw the 13-year-old boy walk the 10-year-old girl to the school bus stop.

Hill­top Ele­men­tary School serves the com­mu­nity where the stab­bings oc­curred. An Anne Arun­del County schools spokes­woman, Maneka Monk, said she could not con­firm whether the girl had been a stu­dent at Hill­top, but said coun­selors had been made avail­able to stu­dents there.

There was no record of Gar­cia’s ever hav­ing been a county schools stu­dent, Monk said.

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