UPDATE: Montgomery Co. Police investigating series of shootings, suspect in custody
(AP) – The Latest on the three fatal shootings in the Washington suburbs (all times local):
The suspect in three fatal shootings in the Washington area once had to repay the federal government nearly $16,000 after misusing a housing program.
A report by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Inspector General in 2008 says Eulalio Tordil obtained HUD-owned property under a program designed to help law enforcement officers.
The report said Tordil got a $26,500 discount on the property but didn’t actually live there, as the program requires. It said he agreed to pay HUD $15,900.
Tordil was an employee of the Federal Protective Service, which provides security at federal properties. He was put on administrative duties in March after a protective order was issued against him.
Authorities say the federal security officer suspected in three fatal shootings in the Washington, D.C. area had threatened to “commit suicide by cop.”
That detail was in a flier the Prince George’s County Police Department released Thursday asking for the public’s help to locate Eulalio Tordil.
Tordil was taken into custody without incident on Friday.
The first shooting occurred Thursday at a high school. Authorities said Tordil followed his 44-year-old wife Gladys to their children’s high school and killed her as she waited in an SUV.
The second shooting occurred in a mall parking lot Friday morning and the third happened about 30 minutes later at a nearby shopping center.
Tordil was an employee of the Federal Protective Service, which provides security at federal properties.
Police in Maryland say officers are investigating two shootings, one outside a mall, and one outside a grocery store.
Montgomery County Police Officer Rick Goodale says police responded to a report of a shooting outside Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda Friday morning. According to the Montgomery County Police, there are three victims, two males, and one female, but there’s no word on their conditions.
There was apparently a confrontation in the mall parking lot, where one person was shot. Two people then reportedly came to help, and were also shot.
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesman Pete Piringer tweets that medics are treating and transporting several injured people.
Police say they are also looking into a shooting at the Aspen Hill Giant store. One individual, a female, was apparently shot there.
MCP says they are investigating a possible link between the Prince George’s County Police Department‘s homicide suspect from yesterday evening’s shooting at High Point High School, and the two shooting events in Montgomery County, of Friday. There were apparently two homicides in the incidents.
Investigators have named a suspect, 62-year-old Eulalio Tordil. Police say he was taken into custody in the Aspen Hill area.
(AP) – Authorities say a suspect in three fatal shootings in the Washington, D.C., area has been taken into custody.
Police announced at a news conference Friday that 62-year-old Eulalio Tordil had been taken into custody without incident. Tordil is an employee of the Federal Protective Service, which provides security at federal properties. He was put on administrative duties in March after a protective order was issued against him.
The first shooting occurred Thursday at a high school. The second occurred in a mall parking lot Friday morning and the third happened about 30 minutes later at a nearby shopping center.
Police say a two people are dead and two others are wounded after two shootings at a mall and a shopping center in the Washington suburbs.
Montgomery County police spokesman Capt. Paul Starks said Friday a man has died following the shooting at the mall.
Police said a woman was shot earlier at a grocery store about 5 miles away. Police later tweeted that the woman has died. It’s not clear if the shootings are connected.
Starks says police are still looking at the possibility that the two shootings in Montgomery County are related, and they are also looking at the possibility that they are related to a fatal shooting at a high school Thursday in neighboring Prince George’s County.
Police in Maryland say a woman is dead and three people are injured in shootings at a mall and a shopping center in the Washington suburbs.
Montgomery County Police Assistant Chief Darryl McSwain says three people were shot in the Westfield Montgomery Mall parking lot in Bethesda on Friday morning. He says one person was shot and two others may have been shot coming to that person’s aid. He says there’s no reason to believe the victims knew the shooter.
McSwain says a woman was shot at a grocery store about 5 miles away. Police later tweeted that the woman has died. It’s not clear if the shootings are connected.
McSwain says no one is in custody, but police are looking at a person of interest.