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Posted at 4:27 PM ET, 09/ 7/2010

MoCo shooting suspect turns himself in

By Washington Post editors

A man suspected of firing a shot at his former girlfriend Tuesday morning in Bethesda has been apprehended in Pennsylvania, Montgomery County Police said.

Joshua Prince, 32, surrendered peacefully to Pennsylvania State Police, authorities said.

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Joshua Prince. (Courtesy of Montgomery County police)

Prince is accused of firing a high powered rifle at his former girlfriend about 7:17 a.m. as she was walked to her car in a garage at the Avalon at Rock Spring Apartment Complex. The woman was not struck and sought safety in a nearby apartment.

“He is in custody and everybody can breathe a sigh of relief, especially the community and the victim,” said Montgomery police spokeswoman Lucille Baur. She said further details about Prince’s arrest, including the location and circumstances, were not immediately available.

The morning shooting had the neighborhood on edge. Two nearby schools — Walter Johnson High School and Tilden Middle School — were temporarily placed under a 'code blue' which means no one could enter or leave without approval from school security, Baur said.

Police said the woman had broken up with the man last week and had obtained a protection order against him. They said Prince works at a local hospital and has prior military experience.

--Maria Glod

4:27 p.m.

The suspect in a Tuesday morning shooting has turned himself in, Montgomery County police said.

Joshua Prince, 32, who police had been searching for following a shooting in Bethesda, turned himself over to Pennsylvania State Police where he had fled.

Police said Prince allegedly fired a high powered rifle at least once at his former girlfriend as she left her home in the Avalon at Rock Spring Apartment Tuesday morning. She was not struck.

The shooting led to two schools in the area, Walter Johnson High School and Tilden Middle School, instituting a Code Blue.

Stay with Postlocal.com for more details.


Code blue lifted for MoCo schools
10:40 a.m.

The code blue has been lifted on Bethesda schools that were placed on lockdown following a Tuesday morning shooting nearby, officials say.

Walter Johnson High School and Tilden Middle School have lifted the code blue, said Montgomery schools spokesman Dana Tofig.

The code blue was instituted after a man allegedly fired a high powered rifle at his former girlfriend, Montgomery County police said.

-- Michael Birnbaum

Man sought in shooting near MoCo school
10:09 a.m.

Montgomery County police are searching for a man who allegedly shot at his former girlfriend Tuesday morning.

Police said they are seeking Joshua Prince, 32. Prince is accused of firing a high powered rifle at his former girlfriend about 7:17 a.m. in the 6400 block of Rock Forrest Drive.

He is believed to be driving a 2004 black Chevy Tahoe with MD tags 27992M. Police said he is considered "armed and dangerous."

No one was injured, but nearby schools -- including Walter Johnson High School and Tilden Middle School -- were placed under a 'code blue' which means no one can enter or leave the school without approval from school security, according to Montgomery police spokeswoman Lucille Baur.

Police were still investigating how many shots were fired by the ex-boyfriend.

SWAT and K-9 units as well as helicopters have been dispatched in the search.

-- Keith Alexander


Bethesda shooting puts schools on alert
9:20 a.m.

This post has been updated.

Montgomery County police are searching for a man in the Bethesda neighborhood who shot at his former girlfriend, authorities said.

No one was injured, but nearby schools -- including Walter Johnson High School and Tilden Middle School -- are under a “code blue” which means no one can enter or leave the school without approval from school security, according to Montgomery police spokeswoman Lucille Baur.

The shooting occurred about 7:17 a.m. in the 6400 block of Rock Forrest Drive/ Police were still investigating how many shots were fired by the ex-boyfriend.

-- Keith L. Alexander

Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda is operating under Code Blue status Tuesday morning following a shooting nearby, WUSA 9 reports.

A man reportedly fired a shot at his ex-girlfriend about 7:17 a.m. in the 6400 block of Rock Forest Drive. The woman was not injured.

Police are searching for the gunman.

All exterior doors at the school have been locked as a precaution.

By Washington Post editors  | September 7, 2010; 4:27 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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Comments

In Montgomery County?
No way

Drama in Montgomery County 2 weeks ago at Discovery, which made national news, no way.

Can't be; must be an error or 2.

Posted by: morrisday1 | September 7, 2010 10:17 AM | Report abuse

Time to thin the herd again...between this guy and the one at Discovery Channel last week the MoCo snipers are getting pretty busy.
Lets just save the taxpayers a lot of money and the justice system a lot of time on this one.

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | September 7, 2010 10:41 AM | Report abuse

send him over to the virginia side of the river....they will take care of him.

Posted by: OldSalt8 | September 7, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

This can not be true. He is white

Posted by: msdooby1 | September 7, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

So are we talkin' a psycho like the Discovery Center guy or a testosterone ladden abuser? Would be nice to have a litte more info....

Posted by: soccerhead | September 7, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

I am glad she was not hurt, this is in my complex.

Posted by: maeast | September 7, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Where's checkered1?

Posted by: ceefer66 | September 7, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

He's an illegal immigrant-deport him

Posted by: arlingtonian6 | September 7, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse

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