Police: Shooting spree turned random after first attack

Montgomery County, Md. Police Capt. Paul Starks speaks to the media in the parking lot outside the Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, Md., Friday, May 6, 2016. A woman was killed and three people were wounded in two shootings within an hour Friday at a mall and a shopping center in the Washington suburbs, police said. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) – A shooting spree that began with a domestic slaying outside a suburban Washington high school ended up provoking memories of the 2002 sniper attacks that left 10 dead.

Three people were killed and three others were wounded in roughly 20 hours before police took Eulalio Tordil into custody on Friday afternoon. Tordil is a federal security officer who was suspended from duty after his estranged wife took out a protective order against him.

Police say Tordil shot and killed his wife and wounded a bystander on Thursday afternoon in the parking lot of a high school.

Detectives worked throughout the night but couldn’t track him down. On Friday, police say Tordil shot three people outside a mall, one of them fatally. Then, police say he killed a woman outside a supermarket.

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