ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting spree in Maryland that left three people dead and a man in custody (all times local):
Police say attempted carjackings were the likely motivation at two shooting scenes in suburban Maryland parking lots that left two people dead.
Sixty-two-year-old Eulalio Tordil (you-LALL'-ee-oh torr-DEEL') was arrested Friday after a two-day shooting spree at three separate crime scenes. The first occurred Thursday, when police say Tordil fatally shot his estranged wife, Gladys Tordil, in a high-school parking lot. She had recently obtained a protective order against him and was the first of the three deaths.
On Saturday, police released new details about the final two shootings, which occurred Friday. Assistant Chief Russ Hammill with Montgomery County Police said they now believe Tordil was trying to carjack his victims, but that they resisted.
In all, Tordil now faces three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder related to the shooting spree.
A federal security officer is now facing multiple murder charges in a shooting spree across three Maryland parking lots that left three people dead.
Court records show 62-year-old Eulalio Tordil of Adelphi was formally charged Saturday in Montgomery County with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder.
Tordil had already been charged with first-degree murder in Prince George's County for the shooting death of his estranged wife, Gladys, in a high-school parking lot Thursday.
Gladys Tordil's was the first in a string of shootings Thursday and Friday in the Maryland suburbs of Washington. Police say he shot three people, one fatally, in the parking lot of Montgomery Mall in Bethesda Friday, then shot and killed a woman at a shopping center in Aspen Hill.
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A shooting spree that began with a domestic slaying outside a suburban Washington high school ended up provoking memories of the 2002 sniper attacks that left 10 dead.
Three people were killed and three others were wounded in roughly 20 hours before police took Eulalio Tordil into custody on Friday afternoon. Tordil is a federal security officer who was suspended from duty after his estranged wife took out a protective order against him.
Police say Tordil shot and killed his wife and wounded a bystander on Thursday afternoon in the parking lot of a high school.
Detectives worked throughout the night but couldn't track him down. On Friday, police say Tordil shot three people outside a mall, one of them fatally. Then, police say he killed a woman outside a supermarket