was ordered stripped of gun and badge.
The man identified as the suspect in the fatal shooting of his estranged wife outside a school Thursday was placed on administrative duties and stripped of his gun and badge from his law enforcement job at the Federal Protective Service in March when a civil court issued a protective order against him for alleged abuse, according to an official with the agency and court documents.
A protective order filed by Gladys Tordil in Prince George’s County District Court alleges that Eulalio Tordil subjected her children to “intense-military-like discipline” and physically abused one child over the course of a decade. The protective order also alleges he threatened to harm his wife if she left him and indicated Tordil had a .40-caliber hand gun, a .45-caliber hand gun, an M-4, a revolver and a “hunting gun” at home.
Police in Montgomery County arrested Eulalio Tordil, 62, Friday afternoon as a suspect in connection with the fatal shootings of a man at a mall in Bethesda and a woman at a grocery store in Aspen Hill.
Tordil also was identified by police as the suspect in the shooting Thursday around 4:40 p.m. of Gladys Tordil in a parking lot at High Point High School in Beltsville in Prince George’s County on Thursday.
Gladys Tordil was a teacher at Parkdale High School, a county schools spokesman said, working there from 2004 to 2005,when she resigned, and then returning August 2013 until her death.
Prince George’s County police said the shooting at High Point High School, which left a woman dead and a man injured, appeared to be domestic-related.
Prince George’s County police had headed to Montgomery County early Friday after reports of the shooting in the parking lot of the Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda. Two others were wounded in the shootings Friday in Montgomery.
Gladys Tordil was picking up her children from the school when her estranged husband confronted her in the parking lot, Prince George’s police said. Eulalio Tordil shot a man who attempted to intervene in the shoulder before shooting Gladys Tordil in her SUV and fleeing, police said.
The early hours of the shooting sent parents at the high school into a panic, worried an active shooter was on the campus. Afterward, police and school officials said no students were harmed during the incident and no intruder made it onto school grounds.
Prince George’s County Police Chief Henry P. Stawinski III said Thursday night police had not recovered a weapon.
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The incident at the school parking lot was captured on school video and was witnessed by adults and possibly students at the school, Stawinski said.
The schools systems issued a statement saying “all of us at Prince George’s County Public Schools are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Gladys Tordil. Crisis teams are available at High Point and Parkdale High Schools for all students, and staff.”
The final protective order approved by the judge required Eulalio Tordil to surrender all firearms to law enforcement and refrain from using them, except “when respondent is at work and while he is on work premises.” The order said that “respondent may carry his work-issued fire arm which he will leave at work during non-work hours.”
But a Federal Protective Service official said Friday that the agency “removed his duty weapon, badge and credentials” after the protective order was filed. The agency did not detail what exactly Tordil did as a law enforcement officer or how long he had been with the agency.
The protective order documents indicate that an investigation had been forwarded to county social services for the alleged abuse of the stepdaughters. The order said Eulalio Tordil was to stay away from High Point High School and Parkdale High School in Riverdale, where Gladys Tordil said she worked.
Police did not immediately release information about what prompted the shooting outside High Point. But the recent protective order indicates a troubled history between the couple. The documents also show a judge had recently ordered Tordil to pay $750 in “emergency family maintenance” each month to his estranged wife.
The protective order from Gladys Tordil lists a timeline of alleged abuse:
2006: “Children moved in with us from philippines and he has been subjecting them to intense-military-like discipline — push ups, detention in dark closet.”
2010: “He slapped me so hard during our altercation, my glasses broke on my face.”
March 2, 2016: “He threatened to harm me if I leave him.”
via Washington Post
Photo from the scene.