Homeless Man Arrested for Killing 3 in Shooting Spree

A 26-year-old homeless man, Andre Gordon, was apprehended in New Jersey on Saturday after allegedly killing three family members and carjacking a bystander in Pennsylvania. Gordon reportedly stole a vehicle in Trenton and drove to Falls Township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where he broke into a home around 8 a.m., according to the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office.

Gordon is accused of shooting and killing his stepmother, Karen Gordon, 52, and his 13-year-old sister, Kera Gordon. Three other family members, including another minor, were able to hide while Gordon searched the house for them.

Following the shooting, eight SWAT teams surrounded a house in Trenton, New Jersey, where Gordon had barricaded himself. The residents of the house were safely evacuated without injuries. Gordon was reportedly armed with an AR-15-style assault rifle, according to Falls Township Police Chief Nelson Whitney.

Gordon is also accused of breaking into a second home where he allegedly shot and killed 25-year-old Taylor Daniel, the mother of his two children. Four other people were present in the house at the time. Daniel’s mother, whose name has not been released, was hospitalized after Gordon allegedly assaulted her with his weapon.

Authorities say Gordon then carjacked a person in a Dollar General parking lot. The individual was unharmed. Gordon fled the scene in a stolen 2016 dark gray Honda CRV, which was later found in Trenton.

Gordon, who is currently homeless, barricaded himself in a Trenton residence where he is believed to have family ties. Hostages in the house, including a child, were safely evacuated from the second floor. It remains unclear if Gordon was still armed during the standoff, which ended with his arrest around 5 p.m.

The motive behind Gordon’s alleged killing spree remains unknown. Prior to Saturday’s events, authorities had minor interactions with Gordon, but nothing that suggested this level of violence. The incident put Falls Township on lockdown, leading to the cancellation of the Bucks County St. Patrick’s Day parade.