March 29, 2021

UPDATE( March 29, 2021 1:40 p.m.):

Timeline of Sunday's Events

At 6:43 a.m., on March 28, 27-year-old Joshua Green shot and killed 62-year-old Alpha Smith in the parking lot of Royal Farms located in the 1600 block of Middleborough Road, 21221 while she sat in her parked car.

He then walked inside the store and killed 43-year-old Silvesta Daye. A 22-year-old man was also shot and survived. He was transported to a local hospital and is in stable condition.

The suspect then drove home to the 1400 block of Shadetree Road, 21221 and fatally shot himself. 

(Baltimore County Fire can provide additional details on fire)

At 3:21 p.m., detectives found 58-year-old Douglas Green and 62-year-old Olivia Green deceased inside their home in the 14000 block of Manor Road, 21013. 

"For the family and friends of the victims, the employees of the Royal Farms Store, and our entire Baltimore County community our thoughts and prayers are with you,” said Baltimore County Police Chief Melissa Hyatt. “The Baltimore County Police Department will remain steadfast in our support to those who were impacted by this tragedy.” 

According to investigators, the genesis of this tragic chain of events actually started in the early morning hours at the Manor Road address. The shooter had no criminal contacts with police; and the firearm the shooter possessed was legally purchased. 

ORIGINAL (March 28, 2021 10:30 p.m.):

A preliminary investigation reveals 27-year-old Joshua Green shot three people at the Royal Farms along Middleborough Road in Essex just before 7:00 a.m. Sunday morning. Two victims were pronounced deceased on the scene and one is recovering at a local hospital.

According to detectives, the suspect left the store and returned home where he set his apartment on fire. Police later found him outside his apartment complex deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.   

Detectives traveled to the home of the suspect’s parents where they discovered the two deceased; both individuals appeared to have been shot.

Detectives say all three incidents are connected and they are not searching for any additional suspects in connection to these three incidents.

A news conference will be held in the morning; the notification of time will be forthcoming.