UPDATE May 6, 3.20 p.m. ET: Eulalio Tordil, 62, the suspect in Friday's shootings in Maryland has been arrested. Tordil is believed to be behind the shooting of his estranged wife on Thursday at High Point High School in Beltsville, as well as the shootings at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, Maryland, and a Giant store in Silver Spring. One man has died and two others (one man and one woman) were injured in Friday's mall shootings. One woman was killed in the Silver Spring grocery store shooting.
It has been reported that Torrid was placed on administrative duties and stripped of his gun and badge from his law enforcement job at the Federal Protective Service in March 2016 when a civil court issued a protective order against him for alleged abuse.
The protective order was filed by Gladys Tordil in Prince George's County District Court, and alleged that Eulalio Tordil subjected her children to "intense-military-like discipline" and physically abused one child over the course of a decade.
The order also alleged he threatened to harm his wife if she left him. It has been revealed that Tordil had a .40-caliber hand gun, a .45-caliber hand gun, an M-4, a revolver and a "hunting gun" at home.
Three people have been shot at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, Maryland on Friday morning, and as of 1 p.m. ET the suspected shooter has still not been found. The Westfield Montgomery Mall shooting was soon followed by another shooting at a nearby grocery store, where a woman was fatally shot in a Giant store. Authorities have not yet determined whether the shootings were connected in any way.
Local police responded to 911 emergency calls of a shooting at 11 a.m. in Bethesda, and soon found one person shot in the Westfield Montgomery Mall parking lot.
Authorities have said that two other people that came to help that first victim were also shot. Among the three shooting victims, two were male and one was female. Medical care is being given to the three victims but no updates as to their conditions were immediately released.
Montgomery County Assistant Police Chief Darryl McSwain has said that no suspect has yet been taken into custody, but there is a "person of interest and hopefully we can capture him in the near future."
He said they had "no reason to believe the victims knew the suspect" in the mall shooting.
Police are also investigating whether the mall shooter is the same suspect they've been hunting in relation to another shooting last night at High Point High School in Beltsville. In that incident, police have said a man fatally shot this estranged wife, who was at the high school to pick up her children. The suspect, Eulalio Tordil, 62, as of Friday morning had not yet been located.
The shooting at a Giant grocery store took place soon after the mall shootings, and took place at the Aspen Hill branch store, which is about eight miles from the shopping mall.
Due to the active nature of the shootings, Montgomery school officials placed a total of 13 schools on shelter as part of their response to the alarming developments in the area.