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Baltimore County Police have identified the December 26 homicide victim as Aaron Phillip Nedd, 28, of the 8700 block of Loch Bend Drive, 21234. Investigation determined that two men came to Mr. Nedd's apartment to purchase marijuana. During the purchase, the men became involved in a fight. During the fight, one of the suspects shot Nedd multiple times to the victim's upper body. The suspects fled after the shooting. Mr. Nedd was pronounced deceased at the scene by Baltimore County Fire personnel, just before 11:30 p.m.

Police continued their investigation and were able to identify the two suspects involved in the homicide. The suspects have been identified as Perentz Darond Anderson, 30, of the 5700 block of Edgepark Road, 21239 and Mark Eugene Garland, 26, of the 5700 block of Edgepark Road, 21239. Anderson and Garland have each been charged with first-degree murder and are being held without bail.

Booking photos of suspects Perentz Darond Anderson and Mark Eugene Garland are posted below.

Booking photo of Perentz Darond Anderson

Booking photo of Perentz Darond Anderson, charged in Parkville homicide.















Booking photo of Mark Eugene Garland

Booking photo of Mark Eugene Garland, charged in Parkville homicide.

Nearly three months ago, 16-year-old Elise Fellner of Forest Hill was trying out for volleyball at a school in Kingsville when she collapsed from sudden cardiac arrest. Her coach and the athletic director immediately began CPR; BCoFD EMS crews followed up with defibrillation using an automatic external defibrillator. Elise has recovered fully.

Today, Elise and her family joined Baltimore County Fire, EMS and elected officials at the Parkville Fire Station to raise awareness of the dangers of sudden cardiac arrest and the importance of immediate use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defibrillation in giving victims a chance at survival.

“It’s incredibly rewarding and moving to see people who are here today because someone cared enough to learn how to provide CPR and use an AED,” said County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.

Other local survivors of cardiac arrest also shared their stories at today’s event: Richard Beverage, 61, of Parkville; Chris Malczewski, 32, of Parkville; Bob Pollack, 53, of Middle River; Ann January, 44, of Parkville; and Kim Barranco, 48, of Towson.

“Hands Only CPR”

Today’s event was an opportunity to promote BCoFD’s “hands only” CPR program, “Lend a Hand, Save a Life.”

Hands-Only CPR is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths. It consists of two easy steps:

1. Call 911.
2. Push hard and fast in the center of the chest.

BCoFD’s online resource,, provides guidelines and training opportunities around the county.

The use of CPR and AEDs is absolutely essential to preventing deaths from sudden cardiac arrest – the leading cause of death in the U.S. Each year, 350,000 Americans succumb to this condition.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) consists of rescue breathing and chest compressions delivered to cardiac arrest victims. When cardiac arrest occurs, the heart stops pumping blood. CPR can support a small amount of blood flow to the heart and brain to buy time until normal heart function is restored.

Defibrillation sends an electrical current through an erratic heart to restore the normal heart rhythm. The sooner a sudden cardiac arrest patient is defibrillated, the greater the chances of survival.

Local Resources

The Baltimore County Fire-Rescue Academy offers monthly CPR classes, open to the public; a brochure with the 2014 schedule is available at In addition, many volunteer fire companies offer CPR training, as does the American Heart Association,

Residents of a Parkville community sheltered in place for several hours this afternoon as Baltimore County Police investigated a report of a possible hazardous device.

The police investigation began this morning when a concerned citizen contacted officers with specific details of possible hazardous devices at a neighborhood home. At 12:19 p.m., police responded to a home in the 3100 block of Texas Avenue in Precinct 8/Parkville to check the house.

Police set up a "safe zone" around the house as a precaution; directed residents in the immediate vicinity to shelter in place; and requested the BCoPD Hazardous Devices Team. The Fire Department's hazmat unit also responded.

Hazardous Devices personnel conducted a thorough search of the home and found no hazardous devices.

No one was inside the home during the search.

During a search of the neighborhood, police located a man who lives at the Texas Avenue address; they continue to question him. The investigation is ongoing.

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