- Associated Press - Friday, May 6, 2016

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - The Latest on the three fatal shootings in the Washington suburbs (all times local):

7 p.m.

Prince George’s County Police have charged the federal security officer suspected in three fatal shootings in one of the crimes.

The department said in an email Friday evening that Eulalio Tordil has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of his estranged wife, 44-year-old Gladys Tordil.

Gladys Tordil was shot and killed Thursday outside a Maryland high school. Eulalio Tordil was arrested Friday in Montgomery County after two shootings left two people dead there.

A man who went to Gladys Tordil’s aid was also shot and injured. Tordil is charged with assault in that crime.

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5:05 p.m.

Police say plainclothes officers trailed the suspect in three fatal shootings in the Washington area for an hour after finding him in a shopping center, waiting for the right time to arrest him.

Montgomery County Police Chief Thomas Manger said at a news conference Friday that officers spotted a car linked to a fatal shooting at a high school the night before, then spotted Eulalio Tordil. He walked from store to store, but was arrested when he returned to the car.

The first shooting occurred Thursday at a high school, where police say Tordil fatally shot his wife, Gladys. The second shooting was in a mall parking lot Friday morning and the third was at a shopping center about 5 miles away.

Manger says there’s no immediate connection between Tordil and the shooting victims Friday.

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4:35 p.m.

The suspect in three fatal shootings in the Washington area once had to repay the federal government nearly $16,000 after misusing a housing program.

A report by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Inspector General in 2008 says Eulalio Tordil obtained HUD-owned property under a program designed to help law enforcement officers.

The report said Tordil got a $26,500 discount on the property but didn’t actually live there, as the program requires. It said he agreed to pay HUD $15,900.

Tordil was an employee of the Federal Protective Service, which provides security at federal properties. He was put on administrative duties in March after a protective order was issued against him.

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4:15 p.m.

Authorities say the federal security officer suspected in three fatal shootings in the Washington, D.C. area had threatened to “commit suicide by cop.”

That detail was in a flier the Prince George’s County Police Department released Thursday asking for the public’s help to locate Eulalio Tordil.

Tordil was taken into custody without incident on Friday.

The first shooting occurred Thursday at a high school. Authorities said Tordil followed his 44-year-old wife Gladys to their children’s high school and killed her as she waited in an SUV.

The second shooting occurred in a mall parking lot Friday morning and the third happened about 30 minutes later at a nearby shopping center.

Tordil was an employee of the Federal Protective Service, which provides security at federal properties.

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3:10 p.m.

Documents show the woman police say was killed by her estranged husband outside a Maryland high school had previously told authorities he threatened to harm her if she left him.

According to a protective order obtained by The Washington Post (https://wapo.st/1WOrwyg), Gladys Tordil said Eulalio Tordil once slapped her so hard that her glasses broke on her face.

Eulalio Tordil is suspected in three fatal shootings in the Washington, D.C., area. He was taken into custody on Friday afternoon.

In the protective order, Gladys Tordil said Eulalio, an employee of the Federal Protective Service, subjected their children to “intense-military-like discipline,” like pushups and detention in a dark closet.

The Federal Protective Service says Tordil was put on administrative duties in March after the protective order was issued. He was subsequently placed on administrative leave.

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3 p.m.

Authorities say a suspect in three fatal shootings in the Washington, D.C., area has been taken into custody.

Police announced at a news conference Friday that 62-year-old Eulalio Tordil had been taken into custody without incident. Tordil is an employee of the Federal Protective Service, which provides security at federal properties. He was put on administrative duties in March after a protective order was issued against him.

The first shooting occurred Thursday at a high school. The second occurred in a mall parking lot Friday morning and the third happened about 30 minutes later at a nearby shopping center.

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2:05 p.m.

Police say a two people are dead and two others are wounded after two shootings at a mall and a shopping center in the Washington suburbs.

Montgomery County police spokesman Capt. Paul Starks said Friday a man has died following the shooting at the mall.

Police said a woman was shot earlier at a grocery store about 5 miles away. Police later tweeted that the woman has died. It’s not clear if the shootings are connected.

Starks says police are still looking at the possibility that the two shootings in Montgomery County are related, and they are also looking at the possibility that they are related to a fatal shooting at a high school Thursday in neighboring Prince George’s County.

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1:15 p.m.

Police in Maryland say a woman is dead and three people are injured in shootings at a mall and a shopping center in the Washington suburbs.

Montgomery County Police Assistant Chief Darryl McSwain says three people were shot in the Westfield Montgomery Mall parking lot in Bethesda on Friday morning. He says one person was shot and two others may have been shot coming to that person’s aid. He says there’s no reason to believe the victims knew the shooter.

McSwain says a woman was shot at a grocery store about 5 miles away. Police later tweeted that the woman has died. It’s not clear if the shootings are connected.

McSwain says no one is in custody, but police are looking at a person of interest.

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