Police Apprehend Law Enforcement Officer Suspected in Maryland Shootings

AP Photo/Alex Brandon
AP Photo/Alex Brandon

Police have apprehended law enforcement officer Eulalio Tordil, who is believed to be behind the Maryland shootings that took place Thursday and Friday and resulted in three deaths.

Tordil was placed on administrative leave by the Federal Protection Service (FPS) “after a protective order was issued against him” in March.  CNN reports that FPS “removed his duty weapon, badge, and credentials.” WTOP reported that on March 17 a court ordered Tordil to surrender any personally owned firearms.

On Thursday, Tordil allegedly pulled up behind his estranged wife, Gladys Tordil, while she waited outside “High Point High School to pick up her children at around 4:40 p.m.” They had an argument that escalated to the point that Tordil allegedly shot and killed her and also shot and wounded a good Samaritan who tried to intervene.

Tordil was able to escape the scene before being apprehended on Thursday.

Friday morning CNN reported “one man was killed, and two others — a man and a woman — were wounded after being shot outside the Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, outside Washington.” Montgomery County Police Department Assistant Chief Darryl McSwain indicates “another woman was shot and killed outside a Giant grocery store [near the mall].”

Police believe the Thursday and Friday shootings “are connected…based on witness descriptions of Friday’s shooter.”

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