Hurricane Maria will near Mid-Atlantic coast
Interactive Hurricane Tracker

Suspect in custody: 3 shootings in Maryland over last day may be related

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

BETHESDA, Maryland -- Maryland authorities say the suspect in three shootings Thursday and Friday is in custody.

Montgomery County Police have just tweeted a photo of Eulalio Tordil, 62, a law enforcement officer recently placed on administrative leave.

On Friday, 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, according to police.

The wounded man is in critical condition at a local hospital, according to Captain Paul Starks, Montgomery County, Maryland Police.

Separately, another woman was shot and killed outside a Giant grocery store in the same area, according to Montgomery County Police Department Assistant Chief Darryl McSwain.

Investigators believe the two shootings Friday are connected to a third shooting that happened a day earlier, based on witness descriptions of Friday's shooter.

On Thursday, Prince George's County Police identified 62-year-old Eulalio Tordil as the suspect in the killing of his estranged wife Thursday outside a high school in Beltsville.

The preliminary investigation reveals Tordil followed his estranged wife on to school property as she came to pick up her children. He confronted her as she sat in her car, according to the police report.

High school shooting

A passerby was shot as he tried to intervene to help the woman, according to the police report. The man's injury is not considered life-threatening. The good Samaritan was shot first before Tordil shot his wife, 44-year-old Gladys Tordil, multiple times, according to police.

Eulalio Tordil is a law enforcement officer with the Federal Protective Service.

In March, FPS placed him on administrative duties after a protective order was issued against him, and removed his duty weapon, badge, and credentials, according to FPS. He was subsequently placed on administrative leave.

All schools in Montgomery County have been ordered to shelter-in-place, and the county's recreation centers had been placed on lockdown.