Glen Burnie teen faces murder charge
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.