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It’s every parent’s nightmare – the day your toddler learns to open the front door – and leaves.

For one mother that nightmare came true just before 7 p.m. Tuesday night. One minute 3-year-old Ian was playing with his older brother, the next minute the front door was open, and Ian was gone.

Every available officer from the Dundalk Precinct responded to the 8000 block of Park Haven Road when the call came out for a missing child. While other officers scoured the neighborhood, knocking on doors, checking every roadway, alley, driveway and yard, Ofc. S. Kramer responded to the home to gather valuable information and relay it to the other units. Ofc. Kramer stayed with Mom, keeping her calm, and searching all the unusual places where officers tend to find missing children who have hidden (and often fallen asleep) – wrapped up in bedding, under piles of laundry, in closets and cupboards, even in the dryer, to no avail.

It only took about ten minutes before Mom heard the words she was praying for come over the radio, “I got him.”

Ofc. T. Roberts spotted a tiny little figure matching the description of the wanted subject on a walkway between some townhomes, and after a brief foot pursuit, had the subject in custody. Mom was relayed to the location where mother and son were blissfully reunited.

Last night Ofc. Roberts, Ofc. Kramer, and the rest of the shift that came together, inundating a neighborhood to find a toddler safe, were reunited with little Ian and his grateful mother who brought enough food to feed an army (or at least a police precinct shift), including a cake with a heartfelt message, “Thank you.”

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.

Revised June 27, 2017