On Wednesday, police chased across two states a man who killed three of his co-workers and wounded two others in northeast Maryland, at the Advanced Granite Solutions in Edgewood, 25 miles northeast of Baltimore. After a long day searching for him, police officials said they could catch the “armed” and “dangerous” man.
Radee Labeeb Prince, 37, is now accused of shooting and killing 3 victims at the Emmorton Business Park at around 9 am on Wednesday. He had worked at the company for four months and was also scheduled to work on the same Wednesday.
Around 5 pm, Prince was found with his gun in his car, near a high school. He dropped the weapon and started running from the police, Delaware police said.
The Harford County Sheriff’s Office in Maryland said that the police and law enforcement took Prince into custody without any inconvenient in Newark, Del. around 7 pm.
After he shot his co-workers, he left the scene of the crime and opened fire again at a car dealership in Delaware, which led the manhunt in the Interstate 95 corridor, authorities said.
According to Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler, Prince faces charges for opening fire at Advanced Granite Solutions in Edgewood and murder.
After Police caught him, Gahler said that Prince should “end this peacefully” and turn himself in before committing another error that could mean more lives lost. According to him, the attack seems to be targeted “for that business.”
“There’s an individual out there on the loose who committed one of the most heinous acts we’ve ever seen in our county,” Gahler said. “We don’t know what his intentions are or what his next stop may be.”
Police said that Prince lived in Wilmington, Del. — about 50 miles northeast of Edgewood. He might also be connected to another shooting that occurred a short time after the Maryland attack.
In a conference held by the Wilmington Police Chief Robert Tracy, he said that Prince has an extensive criminal history in Delaware. Just in that city, he has been arrested 42 times – mostly for probation violations, and 15 felony convictions.
One of his victims recognized Prince
After the Edgewood attack, Prince drove to Delaware and targeted a man whom he had “beefs” with in the past. He shot him and left.
This victim gave the police Prince’s name and his vehicle description —a 2008 black GMC Acadia SUV, according to officials. At the time, police had already received the alert about Prince. They were able to spot the car and proceeded to chase Prince right away. Unfortunately, they lost him.
“This is targeted. This individual knew the people he wanted to go shoot,” Wilmington Police Chief Robert Tracy said of the six victims. “This wasn’t a random act of violence where the person went out indiscriminately and was shooting people up.”
At first, Tracy didn’t imagine that both shootings were somehow connected. He stated that the only connection he found was the link between “individuals in Maryland” that Prince knew, and “the individual he shot.” Cherif Tracy also said that some of these Wilmington victims have had “history” shared with Prince.