Thursday , June 29 2017

Maryland Shooting Suspect to Appear in Court

Prince George’s County Police Department(BETHESDA, Md.) — The man police say killed his wife before going on a deadly shooting spree in the Maryland suburbs late last week will appear in court Monday afternoon to face first-degree murder and other charges.

According to police, the shooting spree began Thursday when Eulalio Tordil, 62, followed his estranged wife, Gladys Tordil, when she went to pick up her daughter 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, an officer with the Federal Protective Service, which helps secure federal buildings, had been placed on administrative leave after a court order demanded that he stay away from his wife, who had accused him of beating her. Due to that court order, he was not supposed to possess any firearms.

On Friday, as the manhunt for Tordil continued, Tordil allegedly tried to carjack a woman at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, and two men rushed to help her. Tordil allegedly shot all three of them, one fatally, police said.

"These two men acted selflessly and heroically,” said Montgomery County Police Assistant Chief Russ Hamill. "Not only coming to her aid, but likely saving her life."

Shortly after the mall shooting, another shooting outside of a grocery store left a woman dead. Police believe it was another allegedly botched carjacking attempt by Tordil.

Tordil is due for an initial appearance in a Montgomery County, Maryland, courtroom at 1 p.m. ET. He has not entered a plea to the charges against him.

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