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Son arrested, charged with murder of his 85-year-old mother in Edgewater

Posted at 9:17 AM, Oct 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-26 20:28:31-04

EDGEWATER, Md. — Anne Arundel County Police need your help locating an individual who may have first-hand information on a targeted homicide.

On Tuesday, at around 5:30 a.m. officers responded for an unknown disturbance at a residence in the 1900 block of Woodsboro Place in Edgewater.

When officers arrived they located an 85-year-old woman suffering from apparent trauma. The victim was transported to an area hospital, but was pronounced dead upon arrival.

She has been identified as 85-year-old Zakia Et Al Zaharna.

Evidence recovered from the scene shows that this incident was targeted towards the victim and that there is no ongoing threat to the community.

Detectives were able to locate 55-year-old Aiman Zaharna, of the same address. Officials are seeking charges against Mr. Zaharna charging him with the murder of his mother.

Although an arrest has been made, if you have any information on the incident, you're asked to contact police. Individuals wishing to remain anonymous are asked to call the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line at 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP or Download P3Tips APP and Submit Your TIP or submit by web at [].