Harford Co. business shooting victim tried to help suspect at work, says family

ARLINGTON, Va. - The family of a man killed in the workplace shooting on Wednesday morning says he tried to help the suspect.

Bayarsaikhan Tudev, 53, of Arlington was one of the three men killed when police say a co-worker, Radee Prince, opened fire inside Advanced Granite Solution.

Two others were critically wounded and remain at The University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

His loved ones say Tudev enjoyed his job so much he made the two-hour commute from Arlington every day.

"He’s such a hardworking man and provider for the family, great husband, great dad," says Oyuna, a close family friend and spokesperson for the family.

Oyuna says Tudev's wife and daughter heard him talk about Prince frequently over the past four months, which is the length of time Prince worked for Advance Granite Solution.

"He tried to comfort him and tell him it’s OK, you know, there’s somebody out there who cares, just to comfort him, but maybe it didn’t really reach that soon."

According to Harford County Sheriff, Jeffrey Gahler, after the shooting, Prince fled the scene in a black 2008 GMC Acadia with Delaware Tags and police believe he shot a sixth person, about an hour later, at a used car lot in Wilmington, Delaware.

After a massive manhunt along the I-95 corridor, Prince was arrested in Newark before 7:30 p.m.

 

Police still have not released a motive, but according to Wilmington Police Chief Robert Tracy, this was a targeted attack.

He says Prince had an extensive criminal record and he and his victims knew each other.

On Thursday, a judge ordered Prince to remain jailed on a $2.1 million cash bail.

Tudev's loved ones gathered at the Washington Mongolian Church where he was a member with his family for the past few years.

They say they want the message from all of this to be positive.

"The wife doesn’t show any revenge or anything but she cares and she’s praying, the daughter as well, for the suspect," says Oyuna. "Let’s just give each other smile, hug, or handshake, because that’s all we need, we have enough negative things in our lives."

Advanced Granite Solutions set up a GoFundMe page to help fundraise for the victims' families.