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Five dead across Baltimore County on Sunday; suspect kills himself and his parents

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Posted at 6:01 PM, Mar 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-29 18:15:49-04

BALTIMORE COUNTY — Five people are dead in three incidents across Baltimore County on Sunday.

RELATED: Two people killed, one injured at Royal Farms shooting in Essex

Two people were killed after they were shot at a Royal Farms in Essex by a man who killed himself and his parents on Sunday.

A preliminary investigation revealed 27-year-old Joshua Green shot three people at the Royal Farms along Middleborough Road in Essex just before 7:00 a.m. on Sunday.

Two victims, 43-year-old Silvesta Daye Junior and 62-year-old Alpha Smith, were pronounced dead on the scene and an employee at Royal Farms is recovering at a local hospital.

Police say Green shot and killed Smith in the parking lot of Royal Farms while she sat in her parked car. He then walked inside the store and killed Daye.

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, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Detectives traveled to the home of the suspect’s parents at about 3:21 p.m. Sunday, where they discovered the two dead, with both individuals appearing to have been shot. They were identified as 58-year-old Douglas Green and 62-year-old Olivia Green.

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

A GoFundMe page has also been set up for one of the victims, Alpha Smith.

According to the page, Smith, a mother of three, stopped to get a soda from the gas station near her home, while on her way to work.

The page is set up to help with her children and funeral expenses. If you would like to donate, click here.