Visitation to Be Held for Good Samaritan Killed in Maryland Shooting Spree

A visitation is being held for a Maryland man who police say died while trying to help a woman being carjacked by a man now charged with three murders.

A visitation for Malcom Winffel is being held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Gaithersburg, the Catholic Church said in a statement. A funeral is scheduled for Thursday.

Winffel was fatally shot Friday in the parking lot of Westfield Montgomery mall in Bethesda, Maryland.

Police say he was shot by 62-year-old Eulalio Tordil, who was apparently attempting to carjack a woman one day after fatally shooting his wife in the parking lot of a Prince George's County high school.

"Malcom Winffel gave his life for somebody he doesn't know in order to protect her from a predator,"Montgomery County Police Assistant Chief Russ Hamill said during a news conference last week. 

The woman and another man also were wounded. Police say Tordil fatally shot 65-year-old Claudina Molina during another carjacking attempt a short time later.

Tordil is charged with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree murder and four counts of use of a handgun in the commission of a felony in connection with Friday's shootings. He also has been charged with first-degree murder and related charges in connection with the fatal shooting of his estranged wife.

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