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Update (February 1, 5 p.m.)

The driver of the Hyundai has been identified as Nicholaus Edward Schnalzer, 32, of the 2000 block of Inverton Road, 21222.

Original Release (January 27, 11:50 a.m.)

Just before midnight on January 26, 2018, Baltimore County Police Department’s Crash Team responded to the Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company located in the 200-block of Wise Avenue, 21222 for a motor vehicle collision. Police determined that Medic #275 was returning to the station and backing up into the building. The operator of the Medic did activate the vehicle’s emergency lights.

A 2012 Hyundai Accent traveling westbound on Wise Avenue struck Medic #275 on the rear driver’s side of the Medic. The passenger of the Hyundai was transported to a local hospital but was pronounced deceased on January 27th at 12:20a.m. The driver of the Hyundai was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. After medical treatment, the driver was charged with driving under the influence.

Two EMS providers who were inside Medic #275 at the time of the collision were also taken to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. The deceased passenger from the Hyundai has been identified as James Franklin Pettie, III, 30, of the 1700-block of Melbourne Road, 21222. 

A Perry Hall man fatally shot his 10- and 12-year-old sons early this morning before turning the gun on himself.

Police were called to a home in the 8900 block of Yvonne Avenue, 21236, just after midnight. Officers found Julian Roary, 47, and his sons, Julian Roary Jr., 12, and Ian Roary, 10, in an upstairs bedroom. All three had been fatally shot in the head and upper body.

The investigation showed that Roary recently had lost his job and was struggling financially. He left a suicide note detailing his intentions.

Roary's girlfriend, who also lives at the Yvonne Avenue address, told police that after hearing what she thought were firecrackers she tried to locate Roary. When she could not, she checked the upstairs bedroom where she found Roary and his sons bleeding and unresponsive. She called 911.

Police determined that Roary shot both sons before killing himself.

Roary and Julian Roary Jr. were pronounced dead at the scene. Ian Roary was transported by Trooper 1 to the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, where he was pronounced dead.

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