Son charged with mother's murder after calling cops to report she was killed during burglary: police

Police in Anne Arundel County have charged a 25-year-old man in the murder of his mother.

Officials say Brent Ryan Faulkner was arrested Thursday after they say he called them to the Brooklyn Park home he lived in with his mother around 3 p.m. and told officers she had been murdered during a burglary.

When officers arrived to the home in the 5200 block of Wasena Avenue they found his mother, 52-year-old Dona Lee Faulkner, dead inside of the house with trauma to her body.

Authorities say they interviewed Faulkner and identified him as the suspect in his mother's death. He was charged with first and second degree murder. Police say they believe this was a targeted incident and not a random act of violence.

Detectives are asking anyone with information to call them at 410-222-4731 or 410-222-4700.