In the news release, 37-year-old Sara Alacote ran away from home to escape, Brown chased him outside and said that he had shot him fatally several times. According to the police, when the two neighbors got out of their house, Brown shot them as well.
A newsletter from the Baltimore County Police Department identified the victims and provided the clearest picture of what the department said it had uncovered in a residential street in a Baltimore suburb early Saturday morning.
Sara Alacote And Other Victim
According to police, a preliminary investigation shows that 56-year-old Everton Brown broke into a neighboring house where he stabbed and shot 41-year-old Ismail Quintanilla.
In the news release, it was announced that one of these two people, 24-year-old Sagar Ghimire, later died. The other unidentified firearm victim survives his injuries.
The police also set his house on fire at one point during the events. The scene was charred – a firefighter said on Saturday that the building where the fire started and the adjacent building collapsed and a third residence was badly damaged.
The police received numerous calls reporting both the fire and an active hitman. Police said response officers wearing body cameras met Brown in the parking lot.
According to the news release, four shots were fired at him until he was detained. He was taken to a hospital where he was declared dead.
Police said the investigators later found several homemade explosives in one of Brown’s two vehicles. They also found a pistol and a large knife.
The police did not give a reason or details as to what happened before the attack. They said they were still doing interviews on Sunday and processing the scene of the crime.
A long-time resident of the neighborhood, Gail Watts, who said she had witnessed the attack unfold, told the Associated Press on Saturday that many in the neighborhood thought Brown was mentally ill. She said she was aggressive towards women and often accused her neighbors of spying on her.
Other neighbors who spoke to Baltimore Sun, who wrote about Brown in 2008, described similar threatening, erratic behavior.
Detola Laditan, whose parents have lived nearby since 2005, told the Brown newspaper that he “terrorized the residents on the street” as long as they lived there.
“Everyone knew something was going to happen,” Laditan said. “Everyone lived in fear.”
Brown filed a lawsuit with the Ministry of Justice in federal court in 2012, claiming that the agency had detained him for more than five years and illegally denied his request for public records seeking the custody records in question, the newspaper reported.
According to the newspaper, a judge dismissed the case, stating that “videos of Brown’s alleged aerial surveillance by the FBI usually only show stars or other celestial bodies.”