A multi-state manhunt began Wednesday afternoon for a man suspected in the shooting of five individuals at an office building in Edgewood, Maryland and one at a used car lot in Wilmington, Delaware.
Authorities reported that they captured the suspect, Radee L. Prince of Belvedere, Delaware late Wednesday night near Glasgow, Delaware. And they’ve released his motive.
“Beefs,” say authorities.
Wilmington police Chief Robert Tracy said the suspect knew all of his victims… and believes they were all targeted killings.
“These were targeted shootings, this is a dangerous individual. This person shot six people in one day. This is a person with no conscience,” reported Tracy, at a press conference in Wilmington.
Three of Prince’s six victims died and those victims have been identified as as Bayarsaikhan Tudev, 53, of Virginia; Jose Hidalgo Romero, 34, of Aberdeen; and Enis Mrvoljak, 48, of Dundalk.
“All five individuals who were shot, including the three who are deceased at this point, do, too, all appear to be employees of this business,” Gahler said. “(Prince) worked here for about the last four months and today was a scheduled work day for him.”
The two other victims injured at the office park were taken to Shock Trauma. Both remain in critical condition Thursday at the University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, said spokeswoman Karen Lancaster. She did not release any additional details on their injuries.
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Gahler reported that there was no indication to employees that the shooting was going to take place.
“It looks like a single weapon was used in this incident,” Gahler said. The weapon was reportedly a handgun.
Soon after opening fire at his office building, police say Prince drove 55 miles to Wilmington, Delaware and shot a man who he had “beefs” with in the past. That man did survive the shot to his head, and was able to identify Prince to the police.
Authorities have not yet disclosed a motive for Prince’s shooting. They have reported that he had a past legal record with an alleged history of workplace violence, gun charges, traffic violations and problems with his probation.
Prince had reportedly been fired from a job in Maryland earlier this year after allegedly punching a co-worker. After being fired, he scared his former employer so badly that the man tried to get a restraining order.
Wilmington police explained in a news conference Wednesday night that a civilian had reported Prince left his SUV parked near a high school in Glasgow, and officers were able to find him nearby. He threw his gun before being arrested, police say, but no one was hurt in his capture.
— The Horn editorial team