(RepublicanView.org) – Four people died and two cops were injured in New York City when a man went on a violent rampage on the morning of December 3. Two police officers responded to a 911 call from the borough of Queens and were attacked by the alleged perpetrator, who they said was taking furniture out of a house when they arrived. The suspect, 38-year-old Courtney Gordon, attacked the officers with a knife before the cops opened fire and killed him.
Police subsequently found the bodies of 34-year-old Rickmon Davis, 44-year-old Suzette Taylor-Davis, and 12-year-old Rojaun Davis (12) inside the house, which had been set on fire. They also discovered a severely injured 11-year-old girl, Mikayla James, outside and transported her to hospital, where she was pronounced dead. A 61-year-old was also taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.
According to The New York Post, Police Benevolent Association President Patrick Hendry said, “This scene was chaos; multiple victims, a house on fire, and a madman on a rampage, on a mission.” He praised the officers involved, who were greeted as heroes as they left Jamaica Hospital in Queens that afternoon.
Courteney Gordon was 39 years old, and his last registered address was in the Bronx. Chief of Detectives Joseph Kenny told reporters Gordon was arrested in the Bronx last year for domestic violence, and he believes he was visiting relatives in Queens when he allegedly committed the murders. He did not name the victims but believes they were all related.
It was the second violent family incident in New York in 48 hours and followed the death of 52-year-old Inna Deshkovich allegedly at the hands of her son two days earlier. Deshkovich was stabbed in the neck in her home on 93rd Street off Ridge Boulevard by a son who said he believed she was poisoning him. Vladislav Deshkovich, 30, was arrested in nearby Fort Hamilton hours later and told police he punched his mother during an argument.
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