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Vigil for Baltimore carjacking sufferer Fabian Mendez within the Highlands Group on Monday night

BALTIMORE (WJZ) – A vigil was held Monday night for a man who was killed while carjacking in Baltimore City.

A 16-year-old boy is now charged with murder in the search for the two young suspects who were also wanted in connection with the southeast Baltimore incident.

CONTINUE READING: 16-year-old arrested for murder with Fabian Mendez & # 39; fatal carjacking

Fabian Mendez 'murder was the second in less than a week in the neighborhood and the community is calling for change.

Dozens of members of the Baltimore Highlands Community, along with Councilor Zeke Cohen and Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott, marched down South Conkling Street calling for an end to the growing violence.

"An act of violence against one of us is violence against all of us," Cohen said.

The vigil was held on Monday evening at Conkling Street Garden in southeast Baltimore to honor the victims of the recent violence.

Mendez, 41, who was killed last Friday when he was hit by his own vehicle after being mugged by three teenagers, police said.

According to official sources, a 16-year-old boy is in custody and charged with the murder of the fatal carjacking on North Conkling Street while police continue to search for the two for their suspects.

"It's a very difficult time to come to Baltimore because something happened to my brother," said Ms. Mendez, Fabian Mendez's sister.

CONTINUE READING: 41-year-old man killed after carjacking in SE Baltimore early Friday, 16-year-old in custody

Through a translator, Mendez & # 39; sister spoke at the vigil.

"He was a good person – he worked very hard to take care of our families," she said.

30-year-old Marcus Wilson, who was fatally stabbed to death in this neighborhood last Monday, was also honored at the vigil.

Councilor Cohen spoke to the neighborhood about the recent violence in the area.

"The murder of Marcus Fabian and some of our neighbors cannot be normalized or accepted," Cohen said.

Mayor Brandon Scott vowed that a violence prevention plan was underway in the city.

"We have to fight this gun violence epidemic," said Scott.

"The only way forward is for us to unite like never before," said Cohen.

Again, both cases are still under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Baltimore Police Department or Metro Crime Stoppers.

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