Update, He’s been CAPTURED! WHEW.
Radee Labeeb Prince, 37, is accused of killing three people and wounding two others at his job in Maryland on Wednesday morning. Police say he shot a sixth person about two hours later at a Wilmington, Delaware, car dealership.
In the late afternoon, authorities zeroed in on the suspected gunman’s vehicle — a 2008 black GMC Acadia SUV — about 15 miles from the scene of the second shooting. A tipster saw Prince leave the SUV and walk toward Glasgow High School in Newark, Delaware, said Wilmington Police Chief Robert Tracy.
Authorities set up a perimeter and later learned the suspected gunman was walking nearby. About 11 hours later, the manhunt ended when three agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives caught Prince around 7:05 p.m., not far from the high school, after a brief foot chase, Tracy said.
“On a very sad day, we came to a successful conclusion,” said Tracy, who added that Prince never made it onto the high school grounds.
A law enforcement official involved in the investigation told CNN that Prince was smoking a cigar when the agents discovered him walking.
Tracy said authorities recovered a .380-caliber gun Prince tossed during the chase.
The recovered weapon matched the caliber of shells found at the Maryland crime scene, the law enforcement source said.
The multistate hunt began early Wednesday after Prince drove to Wilmington from the Maryland shooting, about 55 miles away. Several agencies searched for the gunman, including the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force.
In Wilmington, Prince shot a male victim, striking him in the head, shortly before 11 a.m, according to Wilmington Police Chief Robert Tracy.
The victim, who knew Prince, gave police Prince’s name and the description of Prince’s SUV, Tracy said. Police, who had received an earlier alert about Prince from Maryland officials, spotted the vehicle leaving the scene and briefly chased it, before losing it.
“This is targeted. This individual knew the people he wanted to go shoot,” Tracy said earlier of the six victims. “This wasn’t a random act of violence where the person went out indiscriminately and was shooting people up.” Tracy said he didn’t believe the two shootings were connected. The only connection is that he knew the individuals in Maryland and he knew the individual he shot” in Wilmington, Tracy said.
The police chief said Prince and the Wilmington victim have “had beefs, and they’ve had history together.”
Tracy said Prince has a lengthy criminal history, including 42 arrests, mostly for probation violations, and 15 felony convictions. Tracy did not offer details.
His bail has been set at 2 million.
INITIAL STORY BELOW
Reports from Maryland reveal that a shooter has been on the loose after he shot five people, killing three of them at the Maryland business on Wednesday morning.
Bayarsaikhan Tudev was one of three people shot and killed Wednesday at a granite manufacturer in Edgewood, Maryland.
Police said Radee Prince walked into work at Advanced Granite Solutions and shot five co-workers. Two remained in critical condition Thursday.
Tudev’s widow, Gerelmaa Dolgorsuren, told The Associated Press that her husband had described Prince’s volatile temper several times.
“He was always angry,” she said her husband told her.
Tudev, 53, was a native of Mongolia who came to the U.S. in 2005. He and his wife settled in Arlington, Virginia, which has a large Mongolian-American community.
Dolgorsuren said her husband liked his job so much that he endured a regular commute of more than two hours. She said he always felt that he was living the American dream.
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