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Bethesda Shooter Turns Himself In

BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA) -- Joshua Prince, the 32-year-old man who allegedly shot at his former girlfriend at the Avalon Apartments near Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, surrendered a short while ago to Pennsylvania State Police.

Montgomery County Police said that they had been attempting to negotiate a surrender since learning that Prince was traveling to Pennsylvania but did not provide any details of the surrender. He turned himself in in Montoursville, Pennsylvania, about 50 miles north of Harrisburg.

A spokesperson for Montgomery County Police, said that at approximately 7:17 Tuesday morning, Prince fired a shot with a high-powered rifle at his ex-girlfriend in the parking garage of the Avalon at Rock Spring Apartment complex in the 6400 block of Rock Forest Drive.

The woman was not injured and Prince fled the scene in a black, 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe with MD tag 27992M5.

Montgomery County Emergency Response Team and K-9 Units searched the area and Walter Johnson High School and Tilden Middle School went to Code Blue. That means that all exterior doors are locked, no one is allowed in or out of the school, but classes and activities continue on schedule.

A spokesperson for Montgomery County Schools said that around 10:30 AM, both schools returned to normal operations.

Montgomery County Police said that Prince was employed by an area hospital and that he had prior military experience.