Just over a week after Radee Prince shot three of his co-workers dead and injured two others with a handgun at Harford County’s Advanced Granite Solutions, the business has reopened, albeit in mourning.
On Thursday morning, the Edgewood-based countertop maker and installer said in a statement online, “Our staff has shown a lot of tenacity and resilience during this difficult time, and we are forever grateful for their support and compassion. After careful consideration and consulting with our team, we have decided to open our doors today, October 25.”
Prince, 37, showed up for his scheduled shift last Wednesday and gathered his colleagues in one room. He then opened fire, hitting five of them before fleeing to Delaware. Police said he then shot another person there, non-fatally, before they located and arrested him that night. He faces attempted murder and other charges in Delaware, where he’ll be tried first before standing trial in Maryland on charges of murder, attempted murder and more.
Authorities identified the three employees killed by Prince as Bayarsaikhan Tudev, Jose Hidalgo Romero and Enis Mrvoljak. Mrvoljak’s funeral was held Tuesday and Romero’s last Friday; Tudev’s service is scheduled for this Saturday.
The two wounded employees, Enoc Sosa and Jose Gillen, were transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center and remain hospitalized.
The company said it has been serving customers in Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania for more than a decade.
“We are a family business with over 35 employees who have a lot of love and respect for each other,” its statement said. “Every member of AGS is considered family and our bonds are so strong that even last week’s tragic event could not disrupt us.”
The business thanked the victims’ families, community members, business partners and others for their support, and expressed its appreciation for the work by the Harford County Sheriff’s Office and first responders at the scene last Wednesday.