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Friday 14 December 2018

Man charged after three killed in US shooting spree

Police at the business park in the Edgewood area of Harford County (Baltimore Sun/AP)
Police at the business park in the Edgewood area of Harford County (Baltimore Sun/AP)

A man accused of killing three co-workers at a Maryland granite company and wounding three other people has been charged in a Delaware court.

Radee Prince, 37, is being held on 2.1 million dollars (£1.6 million) cash bail, charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and other weapons charges.

Those charges relate to the shooting of an acquaintance Prince is accused of wounding at a used car dealers in Wilmington, Delaware, after he had allegedly shot five people at Advanced Granite Solutions in Edgewood, Maryland.

Maryland police are expected to seek his return to that state to face charges in the workplace shooting.

Three people died in the Maryland incident and t wo of Prince's co-workers remain in critical condition at the University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Centre, Baltimore.

The incident sparked a 10-hour manhunt for Prince, a machine operator at Advanced Granite Solutions.

Police said he drove to Wilmington after the first shooting and wounded a man he had a "beef" with at the car dealers.

The manhunt ended when police and federal agents on foot chased down and arrested Prince after they spotted him in the Glasgow neighbourhood. He had left his SUV near a school and a civilian notified authorities.

Officers found him nearby and he ran about 75ft, throwing away a gun, before being arrested. No-one was hurt in the capture.

Police said the attacks were targeted and Prince knew each of his victims.

Harford County Sheriff's Office identified the dead as Bayarsaikhan Tudev, 53, of Virginia; Jose Hidalgo Romero, 34, of Aberdeen, Maryland; and Enis Mrvoljak, 48, of Dundalk, Maryland.

The wounded employees have not been publicly identified.

Mr Tudev's w idow said her husband was so concerned about the gunman's temperament that he brought it up in church prayer sessions.

Gerelmaa Dolgorsuren said her husband described multiple times how Prince was always angry.

Tudev was a native of Mongolia who arrived in the US in 2005. He and his wife settled in Arlington, Virginia, which has a large Mongolian community.


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