Police Say Carjackings Likely Motive in Maryland Mall Shootings

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Montgomery County police revealed more details Saturday night about a suspect who allegedly went on a shooting spree in suburban Washington, D.C.

The suspect, Eulalio Tordil, 62, was taken into custody Friday after two people were killed in separate shootings at a mall and grocery store in Bethesda and Aspen Hill respectively.

Montgomery County Assistant Police Chief Russ Hamill said at a news conference Saturday night that carjackings were believed to be the suspect's motive for the shootings on Friday.

"After speaking with the defendant, our detectives believe the motivation behind the events in Montgomery County were most likely carjackings, attempted carjackings," Hamill said.

Hamill also said police found a 40-caliber Glock handgun in the suspect's car and it was "confirmed as the same firearm used in the shootings at Montgomery Mall and at Aspen Hill."

Police said Tordil is also accused of shooting his estranged wife, Gladys, 44, in the parking lot of High Point High School in Beltsville in Prince George's County on Thursday.

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Check Also

Man says he killed wife aboard cruise ship because ‘she would not stop laughing at me’: Affidavit

jgroup/iStock/Thinkstock(SKAGWAY, Alaska) -- A man was charged Thursday with killing his wife aboard a Princess Cruises ship in Alaska, according to federal court documents.Kenneth Manzanares has been detained and faces murder charges in the death of h...