Suspect in Custody After Shootings at Montgomery County Mall, Giant

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Eulalio Tordil is in custody.
Eulalio Tordil is in custody.

A single gunman is believed to be linked to separate shootings that took place Friday at a mall and grocery store in Montgomery County.

Montgomery County police say 62-year-old Eulalio Tordil is in custody is connection with the incidents, which took place in Aspen Hill and Bethesda.

Around 11 a.m., one man was killed and two other people were wounded in a shooting in the parking lot of Westfield Montgomery Mall. Less than an hour later, another shooting was reported at a Giant in Aspen Hill. One person was injured in that incident.

The incidents triggered a manhunt that kept schools and recreation centers on lockdown in Montgomery County on Friday afternoon.

The violence likely traces back to last night, when police believe Tordil killed his estranged wife outside High Point High School in Beltsville.

The Washington Post reports Tordil is a federal police officer, and has been on administrative duties since March when Gladys Tordil filed a protective order against him for child abuse.

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.

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