Carjacking Was Likely Motive Behind Maryland Gunman’s Deadly Spree at Mall, Grocery Store

Prince Georges County Police Department(NEW YORK) --  Carjacking was the likely motive behind a suspected gunman's deadly shooting sprees earlier this week at a mall and grocery store in Montgomery County, Maryland, police said this weekend.

Montgomery County Police said Saturday there was no link between the suspect, Eulalio Tordil, 62, who was already wanted for shooting and killing his wife, and his subsequent victims at the Westfield Montgomery Mall and a nearby Giant grocery store.

One of the victims in the shooting spree was Claudina Molina, a 65-year-old mother of two, according to ABC affiliate WJLA. Molina's family told WJLA she was a certified nursing assistant and was expected to retire in eight months.

"We are suffering," family member Jason Tastaca told WJLA. "It's a giant loss, it's very tragic. And my family is all torn apart about it."

"It's scary to go anywhere now," Tastaca said. "Nobody is safe anywhere."

Tordil was taken into custody in the Aspen Hill, Maryland, area, after both of Friday's shootings.

Police said Saturday that Tordil, who is expected to appear in court Monday, did not seem remorseful.

 According to police, the shooting spree began Thursday when Tordil, a Federal Protective Service employee, followed his estranged wife, Gladys Tordil, when she went to pick up her children at High Point High School in Beltsville in Prince George's County. Police said Tordil fatally shot her and shot and injured a good Samaritan who rushed to help her.

Tordil is also accused of shooting three people Friday at the Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, Maryland. One of the victims, identified as Malcolm Winfel, died, another was in critical condition and the third suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Police say after Tordil left the mall, he went to a grocery store in the Aspen Hill area, about eight miles away from the mall, where he shot and killed Molina.

Tordil was apprehended in Aspen Hill Friday after he was seen eating at a Boston Market restaurant, police said.

Police said Saturday the same weapon used in both of Friday’s shootings and it's likely the same gun was used in Thursday's shooting.

FPS said earlier that Tordil was placed on administrative duties in March after a protective order was issued against him. His duty weapon, badge and credentials were removed.

Tordil was subsequently placed on administrative leave, FPS said.

According to the protective order issued against him, Gladys Tordil alleged that Tordil subjected their family to abuse. The judge specifically ordered Tordil to stay away from High Point High School, where Gladys Tordil was murdered.

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Labrador retriever flunks out of bomb-sniffing school for not wanting to detect bombs

Labrador retriever flunks out of bomb-sniffing school for not wanting to detect bombsRuskpp/iStock/Thinkstock(MCLEAN, Va.) -- A Labrador retriever named Lulu has flunked out of bomb-sniffing school after she displayed to her handlers that she was no longer interested in detecting bombs, according to the CIA.

"We are sad to announce that Lulu has been dropped from the program," the CIA announced in a press release Wednesday.

Lulu did not make the cut to graduate with her fellow fall 2017 puppy classmates after she began to show signs that she wasn't interested in sniffing out explosive odors a few weeks into training.

We’re sad to announce that a few weeks into training, Lulu began to show signs that she wasn’t interested in detecting explosive odors. pic.twitter.com/c6lxHPfC09

— CIA (@CIA) October 18, 2017

There are a million reasons why a dog has a bad day & our trainers must become doggy psychologists to figure out what will help pups. pic.twitter.com/iaeRpGiSUR

— CIA (@CIA) October 18, 2017


Pups often have off days when they're training for such an important job, the CIA said. The issue -- which can often be fixed with more playtime and breaks -- is often temporary.

"After a few days, the trainers work the pup through whatever issue has arisen, and the dog is back eagerly and happily ready to continue training," the CIA said. "But for some dogs, like Lulu, it becomes clear that the issue isn’t temporary."

Lulu wasn’t interested in searching for explosives.
Even when motivated w food & play, she was clearly no longer enjoying herself. pic.twitter.com/puvhDk1tRX

— CIA (@CIA) October 18, 2017


Lulu was no longer motivated to search for explosives and was "clearly not enjoying herself any longer" when motivated to do so with food and play.

"It's imperative that the dogs enjoy the job they’re doing," the CIA said.

Trainers made the "extremely difficult decision" to drop Lulu from the program for her physical and mental well-being, the CIA said.

Lulu's handler adopted her, so she now enjoys cushy work-free days that include playing with his children and sniffing out rabbits and squirrels in the backyard. She even has a new friend -- a fellow Labrador retriever -- to hang out with all day.

Lulu was adopted by her handler & now enjoys her days playing w his kids & a new friend, & sniffing out rabbits & squirrels in the backyard. pic.twitter.com/WOImM75P1D

— CIA (@CIA) October 18, 2017


"We’ll miss Lulu, but this was the right decision for her," the CIA said. "We wish her all the best in her new life."

We’ll miss Lulu, but it was right decision for her & we wish her all the best in her new life!https://t.co/nPZl6YWNKb pic.twitter.com/Mbcr9C7wUY

— CIA (@CIA) October 18, 2017

Lulu's handler is still on the search for an explosive detection K-9 partner, the CIA said.

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