EDGEWOOD, Md.-- After nearly 10 hours of searching, the multi-state manhunt for the man accused of killing three people and injuring two others in an office park shooting in Edgewood, MD on Wednesday, finally ended.
37-year-old Radee Ladeeb Prince was taken into custody around 7:20 Wednesday evening after he was captured in Newark, Delaware with the help of the ATF.
Now, communities Harford County, Maryland and in Delaware are breathing a sigh of relief after a frightening day of violence.
Teya McFarlane was working across the street at the time of the shooting.
She said, “I was terrified because I didn’t know if he was still here or in the area. Like, we were scared.”
McFarlan says she was taking out the trash when she saw police swarming the Emmorton Business Park in Edgewood, Maryland where police say Prince went on a shooting rampage just before 9am at Advanced Granite Solutions.
“They had like, heavy guns and they screamed and were like, ‘Get inside! It’s an active shooter!’, so I went inside and closed the doors.”, said McFarlan.
According to Harford County Sheriff, Jeffrey Gahler, 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. That SUV has since been found
During a news conference, Harford County Executive, Barry Glassman offered prayers and condolences to the victims and their families saying, “Unfortunately, like most suburban counties in America, we are not immune to work place violence and violence in general. And as a small suburban community, it certainly sends a ripple across us but Harford County citizens are reaching out with support.”
People like Reverends Joyce DeFoor and Gail Fiedler made the drive all the way from Pikesville to offer moral support to the community.
“I think the main thing right now is to bring hope to a community that’s been torn apart. Here’s another tragedy, again. So we wanted to bring hope to the community.”, said Rev. Fiedler
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.