Suspect of killing 3 in Pennsylvania shooting captured after fleeing and barricading himself in New Jersey – La Opinion

Suspect of killing 3 in Pennsylvania shooting captured after fleeing and barricading himself in New Jersey – La Opinion


The gunman accused of fatally shooting three members of his family, including a 13-year-old girl, near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, before fleeing to New Jersey, has been captured by authorities.

The mayor of Trenton, New Jersey, announced that Andre Gordon, 26, was captured alive and unharmed by Trenton police around 5 pm on Saturday.

Gordon had barricaded himself inside a home in the city of Trenton with hostages, authorities said.

The residents of the home have been safely evacuated, according to New Jersey police.

The alleged shooter, Andre Gordon, 26, allegedly shot and killed the victims Saturday morning at two locations in Levittown, Pennsylvania. Police said he then carjacked a driver at gunpoint and he fled to New Jersey, where he was “tracked to his home” in Trenton.

Members of the Trenton Police Department’s SWAT team were at the scene, Pennsylvania authorities said.

Trenton police spokeswoman Lisette Rios said Saturday afternoon that authorities believe there were no other hostages in the home and that Gordon was alone inside.

How the Pennsylvania shooting happened

The incident began around 8:52 a.m. when officers were dispatched to a residence on Viewpoint Lane in Levittown, following a report of a shooting, in Falls Township, Pennsylvania, police said in a news release.

Levittown is located in the Philadelphia metropolitan area, about 26 miles from the city.

Jennifer Schorn, the district attorney for Bucks County, Pennsylvania, said Gordon, driving a vehicle stolen from Trenton, forced his way into the home and He killed his 52-year-old stepmother, Karen Gordon, and his 13-year-old sister, Kera Gordon.

Three other people inside the home, including a juvenile, “were able to hide and prevent Gordon from shooting them as he went through the house looking for them,” Schorn said at a news conference Saturday afternoon.

After that incident, Gordon went to a residence on Edgewood Lane in Levittown, where he shot and killed Taylor Daniel, 25, with whom he shares two children, Schorn said.

Four other people were inside the home, including one person who was injured after Gordon “hit” her with an assault rifle, Schorn said. The woman was taken to the hospital for her injuries and is expected to recover.

Around 9:13 am, Gordon allegedly stole man’s car at gunpoint in the parking lot of a Dollar General store in Morrisville. The driver was not injured, authorities said.

The shooter fled the area and around 12:22 p.m., the district attorney’s office said it received information that Gordon had barricaded himself with hostages inside a house in Trenton. Later, the authorities managed to evacuate the hostages.

“We are referring all information regarding that aspect of this investigation to the City of Trenton Police Department,” the district attorney’s office said.

Pennsylvania police had previously said Gordon was homeless and had connections to Trenton. They said that was in possession of an assault riflewhich he allegedly used in the shootings. The police said that could have additional weapons and warned that it was “extremely dangerous.”

Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro said he was informed about the incident and asked state police to assist local authorities.

Falls Township Police Chief Nelson Whitney said authorities had minor contact with Gordon in the past, but said there was “nothing to indicate anything like this could happen.”

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