WOODLAWN, Md. — Four people are dead, one is hurt after a fire and police shooting in the Woodlawn area.
Baltimore County Police said they started receiving calls at 6:40 a.m. for a fire and an active shooter in the 7500 block of Maury Road.
Callers stated that the suspect was shooting at people in the neighborhood, while some callers also stated a structure in the neighborhood was on fire.
As the first responding officer arrived on the scene he encountered the suspect, 56-year-old Everton Brown in the parking lot. The officer ordered Brown to drop his handgun numerous times, but when Brown did not comply with the officer’s orders, the officer fired his service weapon at Brown.
Additional officers arrived on the scene and provided backup. Four officers fired at Brown until they were able to safely take him into custody.
Officers recovered a handgun next to Brown and a large knife on the hood of one of his vehicles. The handgun was registered to Brown.
Once Brown was in custody, officers located three victims in the parking lot; another victim was found inside a residence suffering from stab and gunshot wounds. 41-year-old Ismael Quintanilla was pronounced dead at the scene.
Brown was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
A preliminary investigation indicates Brown forced his way into a neighboring house where he stabbed and shot Ismael Quintanilla.
As another victim, Sara Alacote, ran from the home in an attempt to escape, Brown chased her outside shooting her several times.
When two neighbors emerged from their home, Brown shot them as well hitting both of them. 24-year-old Sagar Ghimire was later pronounced dead. The other gunshot victim is recovering from his injuries.
At some point during the course of events, Brown also set fire to his residence. Investigators later found several homemade destructive explosive devices in one of Brown’s two vehicles.
Currently, detectives are still conducting interviews, processing the scene and collecting evidence in this triple homicide/police involved shooting as this remains an active and on-going investigation.
Two people that were previously unaccounted for were found.
"The individual was armed when our officers arrived and this was a police-involved shooting," said Baltimore County Police spokesperson Joy Stewart.
A Baltimore County Fire spokesperson said the fire started in one of the townhomes and spread to two others and went to two-alarms. Two of the homes collapsed and the third has heavy damage.
A GoFundMe has been started for the Quintanilla's, for the 17-year-old son they leave behind.