Eulalio Tordil remains behind bars, and will make his first appearance in court on Monday afternoon in Rockville. Charging documents in the case against the 62-year-old reveal that he allegedly tried to carjack the same type of vehicle from two different women on Friday afternoon— both of whom he shot.
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,
Tordil allegedly shot three other people at the Westfield Montgomery Mall, 15 miles away from the high school where his wife was killed. Then, investigators believe he drove to a Giant food store five miles away, where he allegedly shot a woman who was sitting in her car, police said.
According to charging documents in the case, the woman who was shot outside the Westfield Montgomery Mall went there to make a return. When she came back to her car, which was parked outside Macy’s, she saw Tordil, who had parked so close to her Toyota RAV-4 that she couldn’t open her door. He asked her, “Is that your car?” and she said yes., and then he told her, “I’m not kidding. I will shoot you.”
Tordil, who had parked so close to the woman's Toyota RAV-4 that she couldn’t open her door. He asked her, “Is that your car?” and she said yes., and then he told her, “I’m not kidding. I will shoot you.”
When she started to move away and yelled for help, Tordil followed her, the charging documents say. When two other men approached to try and help the woman, Tordil shot them first, and then shot the woman once in the chest. One of the men was Malcom Winffel, who died as a result of his injuries. The third victim, who remains hospitalized, was actually hit by four bullets. Neither of the victims who survived that shooting were identified.
According to the documents, the woman was shot last, and after she was hit, she told police she closed her eyes and chose not to move because she didn’t want to antagonize Tordil. Eight shell casings were recovered in the mall parking lot.
About 30 minutes later, Tordil shot his second victim outside the Giant food store on Connecticut Avenue in Silver Spring. The charging documents in the case say he fired three times at Claudina Molina while she was in her car— which was also a Toyota RAV-4. Shell casings and a magazine were recovered at that scene.
Police said Saturday that the motive in Friday’s shootings appears to have been carjacking, though investigators added they believe Tordil may have been trying to commit suicide by cop.
Also in the charging documents, investigators say when Tordil was arrested by a Montgomery County Police tactical team on Friday afternoon in the shopping center parking lot across the street from the Giant store, he told officers the gun was in the car, and that there “was nobody in the trunk,” just a golf bag.
A Glock 27 .40 caliber handgun was found inside the car Tordil had been traveling in, and police determined that the bullets fired at both scenes were indeed fired from that same gun.
Assistant Chief Russ Hamill announced Saturday night that Tordil is 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. Hamill said Tordil did not seem to be remorseful.
Hamill also commended the heroism of Winfell and the other man injured in the mall shooting.
"These two men acted selflessly and heroically," he said. "Not only coming to her aid, but likely saving her life."