Man fatally shot four before killing himself

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN

The Associated Press

A man accused of shooting three people at a Maryland convenience store, killing two of them, also fatally shot his parents and set his apartment on fire before he shot and killed himself, police said.

Joshua Green, 27, was identified Sunday night as the suspect in the deadly shooting at a Royal Farms store in Essex, Baltimore County police said in a statement.

Police also believe Green shot and killed his parents who were found dead at their home in an unincorporated part of the county called Baldwin.

Detectives said Green left the convenience store and set his apartment on fire, according to the statement. He was later found dead of what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It was unclear when his parents died but police said both appeared to have been shot.

Daniel Brennaman, 73, a neighbor who lives two doors down from the home where the bodies were found, said he noticed a police cruiser and saw a photographer out in front of the house when he was walking his dog on Sunday evening.

By Patricia Older