Edgewood Melee Leads to Four Arrests

(Edgewood, MD – November 26, 2007) — On Sunday November 25, 2007, shortly after 7:30 p.m. Harford County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 1900 block of Eloise Lane in Edgewood after Harford County Emergency Operations receiving several calls indicating there was a disturbance in the area.

Upon arrival, deputies located an adult male lying on the ground bleeding from the head and a female juvenile suffering from neck pain. Deputies rendered aid to the victims until the arrival of Joppa Magnolia Fire Company. The male victim was subsequently flown to Shock Trauma by Maryland State Police MedEvac Unit where it was later discovered he had been stabbed in the back. The female juvenile was transported by ambulance to Shock Trauma. A third adult female victim was identified with facial injuries and transported by ambulance to Franklin Square Hospital.

Through investigation, deputies determined that a large group of males and females went to a house in the 1900 block of Eloise Lane to confront the female resident concerning her relationship with a young male who lives in the area. The adult male victim exited his home and asked the unwanted trespassers to leave his property. The male victim and two family friends were immediately attacked by the group of males and females. The suspects fled the area. Deputies stopped a vehicle a short distance away based on information obtained at the scene of the skirmish. This stop resulted in four arrests.

Two victims, Edgewood residents, are identified as a 16 year old female and Gregory Simmons, 44. The third victim was identified as Sharmina Brooks, 22 of Pennsylvania.

The investigation lead to the arrests of Shamere Germany, 16 of the 1900 block of Edgewater Drive, Edgewood. Toronda Jackson, 17 of the 900 block of Edmund Street, Aberdeen. Tommyrre Reid, 16 of the 1800 block of Eloise Lane, Edgewood. Layelle Reid, 15 of the 1800 block of Eloise Lane, Edgewood. All four juvenile suspects were waived to adult status and charged accordingly. The suspects are charged with Attempted First Degree Murder, Attempted Second Degree Murder, First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault, and Malicious Destruction. The suspects are currently being held in the Harford County Detention Center without bond. They are scheduled for a bond review on Tuesday November 27, 2007.

Harford County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are seeking information on possible added suspects involved in this incident. Anyone with information is urged to contact investigators at 410-836-5431. Additionally, Harford County Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for committing the crime. To be eligible for the reward, callers must contact the tip-line at 1-888-540-TIPS. All information will be kept strictly confidential.