A suspect in shootings in Maryland and Delaware on Wednesday that left three people dead and three others injured was caught in Delaware after a manhunt, authorities said.
Radee Labeeb Prince, 37, is accused of killing three people and wounding two others at his job in Maryland on Wednesday morning. Police say he shot a sixth person about two hours later at a Wilmington, Delaware, car dealership.
In the late afternoon, authorities zeroed in on the suspected gunman’s vehicle — a 2008 black GMC Acadia SUV — about 15 miles from the scene of the second shooting. A tipster saw Prince leave the SUV and walk toward Glasgow High School in Newark, Delaware, said Wilmington Police Chief Robert Tracy.
Authorities set up a perimeter and later learned the suspected gunman was walking nearby. About 11 hours later, the manhunt ended when three agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives caught Prince around 7:05 p.m., not far from the high school, after a brief foot chase, Tracy said.
“On a very sad day, we came to a successful conclusion,” said Tracy, who added that Prince never made it onto the high school grounds.
A law enforcement official involved in the investigation told CNN that Prince was smoking a cigar when the agents discovered him walking.
Tracy said authorities recovered a .380-caliber gun Prince tossed during the chase.
The recovered weapon matched the caliber of shells found at the Maryland crime scene, the law enforcement source said.
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SOURCE: CNN, Darran Simon, Chris Boyette and Jason Hanna