3 Dead in Shootings ID’d as Suspect’s Girlfriend, Stepmom and Teen Sister

Police say the “extremely dangerous” man, identified as Andre Gordon, was taken into custody in Trenton, New Jersey, nearly eight hours after the shootings

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Three people were shot and killed in two neighborhoods in Falls Township, Pa., on Saturday morning by a suspect who was later taken into custody in New Jersey after fleeing, according to local authorities.

Falls Township Police said in a statement that the suspect — identified as 26-year-old Andre Gordon — fatally shot two people at a home on Viewpoint Lane before fleeing the scene in a stolen car. Shortly after, the suspect shot and killed another victim at a home on Edgewood Lane.

Two victims have been identified as Gordon’s sister Kera Gordon, 13, and his stepmom Karen Gordon, 52, according to a Bucks County District Attorney’s Office statement. At the first home, three people, including a minor, hid during the incident and survived.

The third victim at the second home is Taylor Daniel, 25, who shares two kids with the suspect. The statement added that four other people were there, and that the suspect allegedly bludgeoned Daniel’s mom with an assault rifle.

<p>Bucks County District Attorney’s Office</p> Police identified the suspect as Andre Gordon, 26

Bucks County District Attorney’s Office

Police identified the suspect as Andre Gordon, 26

After the morning shootings, police said the suspect carjacked another vehicle — a 2016 dark gray Honda CRV — from an unknown person at a Dollar General in Morrisville, Pa., at roughly 9:13 a.m. Police located the car, unoccupied, at 11:38 a.m. in New Jersey.

“We received information [at 12:22 p.m.] that Gordon is currently barricaded, with hostages, inside a residence in Trenton, New Jersey,” police said in an update.

The Trenton City Police Department then dispatched its SWAT team to surround the residence in the 100 block of Phillips Street.

A shelter-in-place order that had been issued earlier in the day in Falls Township was lifted at 12:25 p.m. following the new developments

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“Andre Gordon is approximately 6’1” with a thin build, and was last observed wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt,” police described the suspect. “He is believed to be in possession of an assault rifle which he used to commit these crimes. It is believed that Gordon may be in possession of additional weapons. Gordon is extremely dangerous.”

Authorities confirmed that Gordon was taken into custody in Trenton around 5 p.m. on Saturday, and “he will be charged in Bucks County at the appropriate time.”

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