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What we know about Eulalio Tordil, the man allegedly behind deadly shootings

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After being on the run for nearly 24 hours, Eulalio Tordil is now finally behind bars and facing a number of charges.

Now, the question many people are left asking tonight is who is Eulalio Tordil? After some digging, we found disturbing details.

Eulalio, a 62-year-old federal protective service officer and former Army reservist, was quietly taken into police custody Friday afternoon after a two-day shooting spree.

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On Thursday, Eulalio followed his estranged wife, Gladys, to High Point High School where she was picking up her two daughters, ages 16 and 17.

Police say Eulalio got out of his vehicle on Thursday and confronted Gladys as she sat in her SUV.

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A Good Samaritan, who was witnessing the domestic dispute, tried to intervene and that is when Eulalio opened fire on him. That Good Samaritan is still in the hospital in "stable" condition, we are told by police.

After shooting the man, Eulalio turned the gun on his wife, shooting her multiple times, and ultimately killing her.

Sources tell us Gladys' two daughters were at the school participating in afterschool activities when the shooting took place.

Gladys' two daughters were originally living in the Philippines. She chose to move her daughters up in 2006, according to a court protective order.

Eulalio is also from the Philippines and is said to still have ties there.

Eulalio's violent streak continued Friday when he allegedly opened fire outside of Macy's at Westfield Montgomery Mall, killing one man and injuring two other people.

Police believe after the shooting outside of Macy's, Eulalio drove to a nearby Giant in Aspen Hill and shot a woman sitting in her car. Police have confirmed that woman is dead.

At this time, police have no evidence that Tordil knew any of Friday's victims.

However, we are learning that violence is no stranger to Eulalio. His wife filed a protective order against him in March, alleging of about 10 years of violence.

Once the protective order was filed, Gladys was granted full custody of the girls, and Eulalio was soon stripped of his gun and badge as a result of the complaint. He was also placed on administrative duty, we are told.

According to the protective order, Eulalio abused both Gladys and her children verbally and physically.

The document says he slapped, shoved, and raped his wife, in addition to threatening her from 2006 to 2016.

She states that one time he slapped her in the face so hard during an argument that he broke the glasses on her face.

In addition, he subjected his daughters to "intense-military-like discipline," including push-ups and putting them in "detention" in dark closets.

He also allegedly showed two minors pornographic images and touched them inappropriately back in 2009.

The court order also alleged that Eulalio had a personal arsenal that included a .40-caliber handgun, a .45-caliber handgun, an M4, a revolver and a "hunting gun," all at home.

Police say that Eulalio intended on committing "suicide by cop," but that plan was thwarted when about 100 police officers surrounded him Friday afternoon and arrested him unexpectedly.

On Friday evening, ABC7 reporter Jeannette Reyes spoke with residents who knew Tordil and who painted a different picture of him.

One neighbor, who was visibly shaken by the news, says the Tordil family seemed happy and that nothing was off; no obvious red flags.

Another neighbor shared more than a few conversations with Eulalio and elude they didn't see anything wrong either.

Eulalio is currently in police custody.

Thus far he has been charged with first-degree murder of his estranged wife, Gladys and assault of the Good Samaritan.

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