A father who lost his temporary job as a human resources manager last week shot and killed his 12- and 10-year-old sons Friday morning before taking his own life at the family’s Perry Hall home, authorities said.
Julian Roary, 47, had struggled to find a stable position in recent years, said Shantal Brown-Winn, who said she was his longtime girlfriend.
“This was a good man who just thought he couldn’t do it anymore because of the economy, the unfairness,” she said.
County police spokesman Cpl. Shawn Vinson said the father shot both sons and then himself. Police said Roary left a note detailing his intentions.
Brown-Winn said Roary struggled to provide for his family and didn’t want to burden them.
He worked as acting human resources manager of the Baltimore City Parking Authority until last week, said Tiffany James, spokeswoman for the authority. James said she could not comment on why Roary left the authority because it was a personnel matter.
“We’re deeply saddened to hear about him and what happened,” she said. “We’re just really shocked that this occurred.”
James said Roary had worked for the Parking Authority for 11 months and was placed there through the employment agency OfficeTeam. The assignment began in July 2014 and was a temporary position, said Stephanie Sweet, a spokeswoman for OfficeTeam, a division of the company Robert Half.
via Baltimore Sun