Montgomery County Police provide update on deadly Maryland shootings

- Officials from the Montgomery County Police Department held a press conference Saturday to provide updates on the arrest of Eulalio Tordil. 

Tordil was taken into custody on May 6, almost 24 hours after police say he shot and killed his estranged wife, Gladys Tordil, as she waited to pick their children up from High Point High School in Prince George's County. 

Before his arrest, police say Tordil shot an additional three people at Montgomery Mall, 15 miles away from the high school where Gladys Tordil was killed. Then, he drove to a supermarket five miles away in Silver Spring, where he fatally shot a woman who was sitting in her car, police said.

Assistant Chief Russ Hamill told reporters that Tordil has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder in Montgomery County. He has also been charged with four counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and is being held on a no-bond status. 

His first hearing will take place Monday, May 9 at 1 p.m. in the Rockville District Court. 

Hamill told reporters that "detectives believe the motivation behind the events in Montgomery County [was] most likely carjacking" and that, in conversations after his arrest, Tordil did not seem to be remorseful. 

He also commended the heroism of Malcom Winfell, who died in the shooting at Montgomery Mall, and the other man injured in that shooting, and confirmed that both men were shot after coming to the aid of a female victim Tordil had injured in an attempted carjacking. 

"These two men acted selflessly and heroically," he said. "Not only coming to her aid, but likely saving her life." 

Hamill concluded the conference by thanking members of the community for diligently obeying police orders during the shootings and for assisting police with tips and information. 

"That's what makes this a great community to live in," he said. 

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