WASHINGTON — A Maryland man is charged with stabbing two children, killing one, Monday night during a family argument.
The suspect, 18-year-old Andres Rafael Quintana Garcia, fled the scene and is considered violent and dangerous.
Anne Arundel County police were called to a home on Roots Drive in Glen Burnie around 7:45 p.m. Monday for a report of a domestic-related incident.
When they arrived, they found a 10-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy suffering from stab wounds. The girl was taken to the Baltimore Washington Medical Center where she died. The boy was taken to the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Hospital where he is in stable condition and expected to survive.
Police identified Garcia as the suspect after canvassing the neighborhood and interviewing witnesses about the incident.
Garcia is related to the children, though it was not immediately clear how.
“The two victims are related and the suspect is related to them. They are all family members,” spokesman Lt. Ryan Frashure said. “This appears, upon investigation, that this was a family dispute that quickly escalated and unfortunately turned tragic.”
Police initiated a search for Garcia using a police helicopter and K-9 unit. He is wanted on charges including murder, attempted murder, assault and reckless endangerment.
He is described as white/Hispanic, about 5-foot-5 and 140 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. He was last seen wearing gray clothes.
Police say this was not a random act of violence and urge anyone who knows where Garcia is to call 911 immediately.
“We don’t feel that there is any type of direct threat to the neighborhood or the people in the community. However, someone who is capable of doing something this violent to family members — anything is possible,” Frashure says.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore will conduct an autopsy on the girl’s body.
This marks the 11th homicide in the county in 2016.