May 16, 2018, 3:24 PM ET

Harrowing video shows shooting in Delaware after workplace killing in Maryland

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A man accused of shooting five co-workers in Maryland before shooting another acquaintance in Delaware was found guilty on Tuesday of attempted manslaughter.

A jury in Delaware's New Castle County convicted Radee Prince, 38, of attempted manslaughter, reckless endangering, resisting arrest, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and two counts of possession of a firearm.

He had been charged with attempted murder in the October shooting of Rashan "Jason" Baul at a used car lot in Wilmington, Delaware. But the jury decided to convict Prince on the lesser charge of attempted manslaughter after he testified that he feared Baul, with whom he had a longtime feud, and shot him in self-defense.

Prince's defense attorney, Michael Heyden, said he's pleased with the verdict.

"The shooting was extreme emotional distress. It wasn't murder in the first degree. It was manslaughter, and that's what it should have been, and that's what the jury decided," Heyden told reporters Tuesday.

Prince, who faces eight to 89 years behind bars on the Delaware charges, is scheduled to return to court for sentencing Aug. 31. He will be tried later for the other crimes in Maryland.

Prosecutors, who argued that Reed had "intent to kill," said they plan to request the maximum sentence, but noted that Baul is "looking forward to moving on."

"He's been through a lot, obviously, and he wants to get on with his life, understandably," deputy attorney general Mark Denney Jr. told reporters Tuesday.

PHOTO: Police investigate the scene of a shooting in Wilmington, Del., Oct. 18, 2017. Radee Labeeb Prince, wanted in the shooting of several people at his workplace in Maryland is now suspected in a later shooting in Delaware. Kyle Grantham/The Wilmington News-Journal via AP
Police investigate the scene of a shooting in Wilmington, Del., Oct. 18, 2017. Radee Labeeb Prince, wanted in the shooting of several people at his workplace in Maryland is now suspected in a later shooting in Delaware.

During the trial last week, prosecutors showed jurors a nearly three-minute video clip of the shooting in Wilmington on the morning of Oct. 18. The footage, obtained by ABC News, was recorded by a surveillance camera inside Baul's business, 28th Street Auto Sales.

The video clip purportedly shows Prince, wearing a black hat and a black jacket, walk inside the main room of the business and head for the door to a back office, where Baul was with another person. Prince opens the door and gunshots can be heard, then shouts and loud bangs, as a struggle ensues inside the back room.

Seconds later, Prince walks back out to the main room, where the surveillance camera is situated, and appears to adjust his handgun. He then enters the back office again and more loud bangs can be heard.

At one point, Baul's legs and feet appear on the floor in the doorway of the back office as Prince walks out of the building. Prince then walks back in and points the gun at Baul on the floor, who crawls back inside the back office and manages to shut the door on Prince. Prince shoves and kicks the door to get back in, firing more shots inside.

Prince can be heard telling Baul to "bleed out, b----" before he exits the building with what appears to be blood on his pants and hand.

Authorities said Baul was shot numerous times, including near his head.

PHOTO: Law enforcement personnel investigating the offices of Advanced Granite Solutions where Radeed Labeeb Prince, 37, three hours earlier was alleged to be armed with a pistol killing three employees and â??seriouslyâ? injuring two. WJZ
Law enforcement personnel investigating the offices of Advanced Granite Solutions where Radeed Labeeb Prince, 37, three hours earlier was alleged to be armed with a pistol killing three employees and â??seriouslyâ? injuring two.

Prince drove to Wilmington and shot Baul less than two hours after he allegedly opened fire on employees at Advanced Granite Solutions in Edgewood, Maryland. Three employees were killed: Bayarsaikhan Tudev, 53, of Virginia; Jose Hidalgo Romero, 34, of Aberdeen, Maryland; and Enis Mrvoljak, 48, of Dundalk, Maryland, were killed. Two other employees were wounded.

Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said Prince wielded a single handgun to target the countertop manufacturing firm, where he had been an employee for the previous four months.

Gahler called the deadly shooting "one of the most heinous acts we've ever seen in our county."

Prince fled both crime scenes but was arrested that night after a 10-hour, multistate manhunt and a short foot chase in Newark, Delaware. A gun was also recovered.

The charges Prince faces in Maryland include three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder.

Authorities said Prince, who is believed to have resided in Maryland's Cecil County, has an address in Wilmington and has family members who live in the city.

Investigators have not disclosed a specific motive for the rampage. However, the Harford County sheriff had said he believes the shooting in Maryland "ties into the relationship here at work."

A long criminal record

Authorities said Prince has an extensive criminal history, with 15 felony convictions and four misdemeanor convictions in Delaware.

According to court documents obtained by ABC News, Prince pleaded guilty to 15 counts of third-degree burglary in the Supreme Court of Delaware in December 2003. He was sentenced to 25 years behind bars, but the sentence was suspended after two years of incarceration and two years of probation. Prince was also ordered to pay restitution of more than $34,500, according to court records.

In March 2015, Prince was charged in Cecil County, Maryland, with firearm possession with felony conviction as well as three related misdemeanors: possession of a firearm, illegal possession of ammunition and having a handgun in a vehicle, according to court documents. It is unclear why the case ended without prosecution three months later.

In January 2017, Prince was involved in a violent altercation at a private home in Wilmington, Delaware, according to court documents. Baul, the same man he shot in October, told police that Prince "started to talk crazy and attempted to take property from his pockets after punching him." Baul told police that "he knows Radee to carry guns and saw him reaching into his waistband after he assaulted him," according to the police report.

PHOTO: Radee Labeeb Prince mugshot released by Harford County Sheriffs office, Oct. 18, 2017 following a shooting in Edgewood, Md. Harford Sheriffs Office via Getty Images
Radee Labeeb Prince mugshot released by Harford County Sheriff's office, Oct. 18, 2017 following a shooting in Edgewood, Md.

Baul told police he left the house and got into his truck to get away. He started to back out of the driveway but Prince came after him. So Baul put the truck in drive and rammed Prince with the bumper. Baul claimed it was in self-defense, according to the police report.

Prince was transported to a hospital, where he was treated and released for bruising to his foot and ribs. He later filed a personal injury lawsuit against Baul and the case is ongoing in the Supreme Court of Delaware, according to court records.

In February 2017, a man named Philip Siason filed a petition for a peace order against Prince, according to court documents. In his account of why he was filing, Siason said that Prince was an employee of his at JPS Marble & Granite in Forest Hill, Maryland, and that he fired Prince for "punching another employee in the face."

"He came back to our business justifying what he did was right because the other guy was saying things he did not like," Siason wrote in the filing.

Siason said Prince later tried to collect unemployment benefits from the company, but the company told the unemployment agency that Prince was already working for another company. On Feb. 27, Prince "cursed and yelled" at Siason about the unemployment benefits, Siason wrote in the filing.

"I felt very threatened because he is a big guy [and] very aggressive on me," Siason wrote, adding that while Prince did not injure him, he did "not want to wait."

The order was denied because the court said there was no statutory basis for relief and that Siason could not meet the required burden of proof.

Additional court documents obtained by ABC News show Prince has a record of criminal and traffic violations in Washington state.

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  • Robert Breisch

    This guy ought to have been in a state prison, not out running around!

  • RG

    So, the jury got it wrong.

  • Noneofyourbusiness

    Worthless animal!

  • USAF Retired

    So someone says something you don't like is justification for shooting them? I hope this guy never sees the light of day again.

  • Dave Park

    Bet Lincoln never thought about these unintended consequences

  • dfowensby

    what i find mystifying is profanity is censored while we're watching a murder. smh.

  • lou g

    Guns don't kill people. "extreme emotional distress" kills people.

  • Marc

    Why does sentencing take 3+ months. I'm sure the judge already knows what he's going to give, or maybe needs a week to think about it.

  • molimelight

    So now this sociopath gets to got to prison, most likely for life, and gets three meals a day, and can relax among his own kind. While we foot the bill. This guy should be executed at the earliest opportunity.

  • helico seek

    They only convicted him for attempted manslaughter? Baul is extremely lucky to be alive and it sure looked like he went in there with an intent to kill. I hope they give him the max. That thug will never be safe around civilized humans.

  • 0321 Recon Marine

    I like how our media will show video of someone trying to kill another human, but spares us the curse words because we somehow can't handle it. Strange times indeed!

  • allison kirkpatric

    The "well-regulated militia" strikes again...

  • katerant

    You people need to get some sort of 'three strikes law' going in your states. A list of felony convictions as long as his arm and he still roams the streets?

  • Texas Patriot

    How in the WORLD did the jury go with the lesser charge in this case? He shot the guy .. exited the building .. came back in the building .. kicked in a door and shot him some more -AND THEN- taunted him by saying, "bleed out b****"

    That's manslaughter??????? I don't get it.

  • justmeanddog

    The "Eyes". Look close and you will almost always see it in the eyes. It has been said that the eyes are a window to the soul. Perhaps they are also a window to the soul-less.

  • AG99

    Only manslaughter? Seriously? That must have been some testimony!

  • Armed and Psychotic Loner

    This militia that we have right here doesn't seem to be all that well-regulated.

  • YouMayBanMeButYouCan'tBanIdeas

    After seeing that video, I do not understand how the jurors or anyone else could have considered this as anything other than attempted murder in the first degree. This individual was doing his best to break down the door and shoot those on the other side. This is not self-defense, but a clear act of offense with intent to kill. Can anyone explain why the jurors would come to an obviously false verdict?

  • Prophet With Honor

    No 3 strikes law there, obviously.

  • FasterBadger

    I don't know....this dude probably needs one or two more red flags. [/eyeroll]

  • hooderaw

    I know a lot of you guys will disagree and call it an excuse but 90% of people who carry illegal guns where I grew up at had them because of the 10% like this guy. It doesn't matter if u can't legally get a license to carry when u know in ur every day travels u might come across this guy who does not give af.

  • carrollfamily

    good grief. After 5-10 felonies (and I am being lenient), you would think the judicial system would realize he couldn't be reformed and was a danger to society.

  • Ronda Whitaker Martin

    He should have been in prison!

  • mv75

    I don't understand why that thing isn't simply taken out back and put down. That's not a human, that's a rabid animal.

  • screminmimi

    My granddaughter is on drugs, has been for a while. She has told me she has a bullet for me and has threatened to kill me because I have told her to stay away from my home. i live in the woods alone. According to this idiotic judge I would be justified in trying to go ahead and kill her first instead of sitting up at night waiting for her to break in and try to kill me for the drugs I take and the SS money I get. This judge needs to be taken off the bench. And if HE has any firearms, they need to be taken from him immediately. And believe me, I have guns of my own! This is insanity!

  • Lawrence Wilson

    Why wasn't this piece of human waste already in prison?? Our court system is shameless!

  • Dennis Lynn

    WHY WAS THIS MAN OUT ON THE STREET??? Yes I meant to shout out my question.