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Suspect in Falls Township murders captured after barricade in Trenton



Suspect in Falls Township murders captured after barricade in Trenton

An individual accused of killing three of us all through a violent rampage in Falls Township, Pennsylvania Saturday morning sooner than barricading himself inside a Trenton home has lastly been captured, officers say.

All of it began on Viewpoint Lane in Falls Township merely sooner than 9 a.m. when Falls Township police responded to evaluations of a capturing. 

There, police say Andre Gordon Jr., 26, pressured his method into the home and fatally shot two of us and fled in a stolen automobile that was carjacked in Trenton earlier inside the morning. The victims have been acknowledged as his 52-year-old stepmother, Karen Gordon, and 13-year-old sister, Kera Gordon. Three totally different of us, along with a minor, had been inside the home and able to disguise, in line with Bucks County District Authorized skilled Jennifer Schorn.

He then drove to a home on Edgewood Lane spherical 9 a.m. the place authorities say he pressured his method inside and shot and killed 25-year-old Taylor Daniel – the mother of his two kids. Authorities say 4 totally different of us had been inside that home and one particular person was injured after they’d been struck by Gordon with a rifle. 

After fleeing that scene, spherical 9:15 a.m. police say he carjacked a 44-year-old male driver at gunpoint outdoor a Dollar Regular on Bristol Pike in Morrisville. He fled that scene inside the driver’s darkish gray Honda CRV. 

Andre Gordon, 26, is required in reference to 2 lethal shootings that left three of us ineffective in Falls Township, PA Saturday morning. 

A short time later, authorities confirmed that Honda was found unoccupied in Trenton and that SWAT teams had been converging on a close-by home to hunt for Gordon.

Police had believed Gordon barricaded himself inside a home near the 100 block of Miller Avenue in Trenton the place the carjacked automobile was found. Authorities say they acquired information that Gordon might have taken a variety of of us hostage inside.

Police later confirmed the home’s residents had been taken to safety with no accidents. Gordon was taken into custody spherical 5 p.m. 

By mid-afternoon, officers surrounded the house on a taped-off block, calling to Gordon by way of a loudspeaker and trying to steer him to return out.

“Andre, get away from the house home windows. If it’s good to quit, dial 911 now,” one message went.

Police determined later that Gordon was not within the dwelling on Phillips Avenue.

Based mostly on police, it is believed that Gordon knew the whole victims who had been fatally shot. He is moreover believed to in the meanwhile be homeless and has ties to Trenton, New Jersey. Authorities take into account he has ties to the home police had surrounded.

Officers acknowledged they may not however talk to a motive for the assaults. Whereas Gordon had had some minor brushes with the laws, they’d been “nothing that may level out that one thing like this might happen,” Falls Township Police Chief Nelson Whitney acknowledged at a info conference.

A shelter-in-place order was despatched to residents in Falls Township by phone and by mobile alert spherical 9:30 a.m. and was lifted by 12:30 p.m.

The Bucks County St. Patrick’s Day Parade was canceled on account of the shelter-in-place, and a variety of different native firms inside the house moreover closed briefly.

Governor Josh Shapiro well-known he was educated of the capturing and acknowledged on X that he directed Pennsylvania State Police to work with native laws enforcement, and to supply irrespective of assist they could need.