Suspect in Edgewood mass shooting found in Delaware, gun and car recovered
BALTIMORE (WBFF) - Radee Prince, the man accused of shooting six people - three fatally - in Harford County and Delaware, was apprehended in Delaware Wednesday evening.
His firearm was also recovered and is in law enforcement custody, confirmed ATF Baltimore Field Division.
Prince was apprehended in Newark, Del., at about 7:05 p.m. after a short foot chase, said Wilmington police.
At 5:35 p.m., the suspect's vehicle was found near Glasgow High School in Newark, Del., and police received a tip that he was seen walking toward the high school.
Prince discarded a .380-caliber firearm during the chase, which was also recovered, said police.
Prince, an Elkton resident, is accused of shooting five people at Advanced Granite Solutions in the Emmorton Business Park, at Route 24 and Edgewood Road at the edge of Edgewood and Abingdon, at about 9 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Three of those victims have died; they were identified Wednesday evening.
Prince had worked there for four months, and officials confirmed the shooting was apparently targeted.
Radee Labeeb Prince, 37, was identified as the suspect.
He was considered armed and dangerous, and a massive search ensued after he was last seen driving a 2008 Black GMC Acadia.
Three of the victims died on the scene and two others were flown to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where they are listed in critical condition.
The sheriff's office tweeted just after 9:30 a.m. that there was police activity in the Emmorton Business Park and warned people to avoid the area.
Minutes later, police confirmed the reports of a shooting.
Businesses in the area were locked down for several hours.
Some schools were also placed in a modified lockdown status.
The school system says the modified lockdowns were conducted in an abundance of caution; they asked parents for their patience.
The schools impacted were Edgewood High School, Edgewood Middle School, Deerfield Elementary School, Edgewood Elementary School and William Paca/Old Post Road Elementary School.
In a statement, Harford County Public Schools said, "Our schools are secure at this time and we ask for your patience and understanding that we are receiving an influx of calls."
That lockdown was lifted before 12:30 p.m.
The school system said students will proceed with all remaining activities, including athletic events, as planned.
One business owner told FOX45 they were told there was an active shooter by officers on scene and advised to go back in the building.
Another nearby business owner said he heard loud arguing before ambulances arrived on scene.
The sheriff's office says all of the victims were employees of the business.
The father of an employee at Advanced Granite Solutions described Prince as a "loose cannon" to FOX45's Joy Lepola. He said Prince gathered the employees together before opening fire.
Police say anyone with a loved one who works at Advanced Granite Solutions, should respond to the Richland Ballroom, where families are being reunited.
The FBI is asking for tips locating Prince.
In 2003, Prince plead guilty to 15 counts of burglary in Delawre, he was given a 25 year sentence that was suspended after two years.