An employee of the Federal Protective Service, Eulalio Tordil (62) was placed on administrative duties and stripped of his gun and badge in March after a civil court issued a protection order against him for alleged abuse against his estranged wife. Eulalio is now a strong suspect in the killing of his estranged wife, Gladys Tordil, outside High Point High School in Beltsville, Maryland. Gladys Tordil, 44, was in her car waiting to pick up her daughters when she was ambushed about 4:40 pm. He first shot and wounded a bystander who had come to the helpless woman’s aid. Then Eulalio Tordil pointed his handgun at his estranged wife and shot her multiple times, authorities said.
Tordil is also suspected of shootings that occurred at the Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, Maryland, where three people were shot, including one person who was killed. Another shooting took place about eight miles away at a. grocery store in Aspen Hill, where a woman was killed. Police in Montgomery County arrested Tordil Friday afternoon for the murders. He will be arraigned on the murder and other charges Monday afternoon. He will be held without bail until then.
Tordil had worked for Homeland Security beginning in 2004 and was transferred to administrative duties after his wife obtained a protective order in March of this year. Sources say that he had made threats to commit “suicide by cop” following these events. The arrest was made in his car shortly after he was spotted in a doughnut shop.