Maryland man, 27, shot dead two people at a convenience store and killed his parents at their home before setting his own apartment on fire and taking his own life
Joshua Green, 27, is accused of shooting dead four people, including his parents, in a killing spree in Maryland on Sunday
He shot dead two people and injured a third at the Royal Farms convenience store in Essex on Sunday morning
Victims have been identified as Douglas Green, 58, and Olivia Green, 62, the parents of the shooter, as well as, Alpha Smith, 62, and 43-year-old Silvesta Daye Jr., both Royal Farms customer
Detectives believe Green began his shooting spree when he shot dead his parents, Olivia and Douglas Green, in their own home
Green was later found dead outside his own apartment building from a self-inflicted gunshot wound
Police say he had set fire to his apartment before killing himself Investigators are still piecing together a timeline of the killing spree
Police say a man shot dead four people, including his parents, in a killing spree that spanned several hours before setting his apartment on fire and turning the gun on himself.
Joshua Green, 27, is accused of shooting up a Royal Farms convenience store in Essex, Maryland on Sunday leaving two people were dead and a third person was hospitalized with injuries.
Investigators are still piecing together a timeline of the killing spree. They were first alerted to the shootings when Green went to the Royal Farms store just before 7am on Sunday.
Police said he shot and killed Alpha Elizabeth who was sitting inside her car outside the store, WBAL reports.
At a press conference Monday, Police Chief Melissa Hyatt said Green drove to the Royal Farms and used his car to intentionally block in a woman who was sitting in her car. He then walked went to the woman’s window and shot and killed her. She has been identified as Alpha Smith, 62.
Police say Green then walked into the Royal Farms and approached the register, where he shot 43-year-old Silvesta Daye Jr., a store customer, killing him before turning the gun to 22-year-old employee Joshua Robinson, who was was shot in the leg. He is now in stable condition.
Detectives said Green left the store and set his apartment on fire. Police said officers later found his body outside his apartment complex, saying he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Detectives went to the Phoenix-area home of Green’s parents to identify him as the next-of-kin, where they found the two deceased. Both parents — Douglas Green, 58, and Olivia Green, 62 — appeared to have been shot, police said.
Detectives said all three incidents are connected and they are not searching for any additional suspects.
Police have not identified a motive.
Police say Green has no criminal record and that the gun recovered was legally purchased.
Detectives believe Green also shot and killed his parents, Olivia and Douglas Green, after they were found dead in their home in the hours after the convenience store shooting.
Green was found dead outside his own apartment building from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Police say he had set fire to his apartment before killing himself.
Detectives said late Sunday that all three shootings were connected and they were not looking for any additional suspects.
Royal Farms spokesperson Breahna Brown said the company had no immediate comment on the shooting at its store. Daniel Brennaman, 73, a neighbor who lives two doors down from the home where the bodies of Green’s parents 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.
‘A storm blew through here and I thought it was a car accident around the corner,’ he said. ‘I haven’t heard a thing.’
Brennaman said he has exchanged greetings and small talk with the husband and wife but couldn’t recall their names and didn’t know them personally.
‘I wave at him from time to time. He’s always working in his yard,’ he said.