Suspect arrested, charged one day after Parkside victim killed

Police search for 29-year-old man's vehicle after he was hit in the head

November 24, 2010|By Jessica Anderson and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun

City police say a 29-year-old man died after he was assaulted inside a home in Northeast Baltimore and have charged another man in his death but they continue to search for the victim's car.

Derrick Cross was found by officers inside a residence in the 4400 block of Plainfield Ave. in the Parkside neighborhood, east of Herring Run Park, just before midnight Tuesday.

Terrance Parker, 30, has been charged with first degree murder and related charges, police said, but no motive has been determined. Cross was killed by blunt force trauma to the head.

City homicide detectives are looking for Cross' black 2007 Lexus GS350 with a Maryland Registration 1GCF77 and VIN number JTHCE96S370013149.

According to court records, Parker was convicted by a jury in 2003 of gun and drug charges and received 12 years in prison, including a five-year, no parole sentence for the gun charge. He appealed the case to the Court of Appeals, arguing that the "no-knock" raid of the home were the gun was found was not his residence and he had not been in proximity to the weapon.

The conviction was overturned and sent back to Circuit Court, where it was dropped a few weeks later.

jkanderson@baltsun.com



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