WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS/AP) – A man with a lengthy criminal past who showed up for work at a countertop company in Maryland and shot five of his co-workers and then drove across state lines to shoot another person in Delaware, was arraigned Thursday morning.
Radee Labeeb Prince, 37, was apprehended by ATF agents in Delaware, Wednesday night. He was arraigned on an attempted murder charge and weapon charges in Delaware, Thursday morning. Bail was set at $2.1 million.
Investigators found Prince’s 2008 black GMC Acadia on Cobble Creek Curve, which is located adjacent to Glasgow High School. Police say the vehicle was unoccupied, but someone reported seeing the suspect in the area.
During a press conference on Wednesday night, Wilmington Police Chief Robert Tracy Police said Prince was tracked to an area near Thanksgiving Way and a foot chase ensued.
“During a foot chase our suspect did discard a .380 firearm, which has also been recovered, and he was taken into custody with no incident,” Tracy said.
Authorities said it wasn’t clear why Prince arrived at work as scheduled in Maryland and opened fire on his colleagues.
The deceased have been identified as Bayarsaikhan Tudev, 53, with a last known address in VA; Jose Hidalgo Romero, 34, with a last known address of Aberdeen, MD; and Enis Mrvoljak, 48, with an address in Dundalk, MD.
Harford County, Maryland, Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said Prince shot his victims about 9 a.m. and fled the Emmorton Business Park in Edgewood, eluding deputies who arrived in four minutes. The Maryland business park is just south of the Interstate 95 interchange with Route 24.
Kevin Doyle of Thornhill Properties said he was getting tools from his truck when he heard screaming and saw three men running from the office park. The men told him someone was shooting and he asked if they had called 911. They said no, even though, Doyle said, they had phones in their hands.
“I think they were just so scared, they didn’t (call 911). They had a look of terror,” he said.
The victims and the suspect worked for Advanced Granite Solutions, the owner of the company that designs and installs countertops told The Associated Press. Prince has been an employee for four months, working as a machine operator, owner Barak Caba told AP in a brief telephone interview. Caba was shaken and would not provide additional details.
The second shooting took place at the 28th Street Auto Sales and Service shop in Wilmington, Delaware.
Chief Tracy said the victim at the used car dealership was shot twice and that the victim was able to identify the shooter to authorities. Police briefly chased Prince, before he got away.
Tracy says the Delaware victim is alert and conscious and “not likely to die.”
Tracy added the suspect targeted his victims and that Prince had “beefs” with them.
Nearby schools in Delaware were placed on lockdown as a precaution due to the shooting.
Prince is a felon with 42 arrests in Delaware. Court records showed he had been fired from a Maryland job earlier this year after allegedly punching a co-worker and threatening other employees. He also faced charges of being a felon in possession of a gun, was habitually late paying his rent, was repeatedly cited for traffic violations and was ordered to undergo drug and alcohol counseling in recent years.
A public records search has revealed that the suspect has lived in Newark and Wilmington, and has family in the Wilmington area.
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