– Courtney Gordon – 11-year-old girl (name not disclosed) – 12-year-old boy (name not disclosed) – 44-year-old woman (name not disclosed) – Man in his 30s (name not disclosed) – 61-year-old woman (in critical condition) : Tragic Stabbing Incident in Queens Leaves Five Dead, Suspect Shot by Police

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Tragedy struck the borough of Queens on Sunday when a horrific stabbing incident resulted in the deaths of at least five people, including the suspect, identified as 38-year-old Courtney Gordon. The incident unfolded at 467 Beach 22nd Street in Far Rockaway, prompting a swift response from law enforcement.

According to reports, authorities received a distress call around 5 a.m., with the caller informing the police that her cousin was “killing her family members.” When officers arrived at the scene, they encountered Gordon leaving the residence with luggage. However, instead of cooperating, Gordon launched a violent attack on the officers, stabbing one in the neck and chest area and striking another in the head.

In response to the imminent danger, another officer fired a fatal shot, ultimately ending Gordon’s rampage. The suspect was later pronounced dead at the hospital. NYPD Chief of Patrol Jeffrey Maddrey commended the quick thinking and bravery of the veteran officer, highlighting his ability to stop the assault and protect innocent lives.

Inside the residence, authorities made a grisly discovery. An 11-year-old girl was found outside the burning home with stab wounds, but tragically, she succumbed to her injuries despite immediate medical attention. The police had to wait for the FDNY to extinguish the flames before entering the house, where they found three additional victims: a 12-year-old boy, a 44-year-old woman, and a man in his 30s, all believed to have been fatally stabbed.

Among the victims, a 61-year-old woman was found with multiple stab wounds and is currently in critical condition after being rushed to the hospital. Investigators suspect that all the victims, who have not been identified publicly, were relatives of the assailant.

It was revealed that Gordon had a prior arrest for domestic strangulation in the Bronx. Although he resided in the Bronx, he was visiting family members in Queens at the time of the attack. The police recovered a kitchen steak knife believed to be the weapon used to harm the officers and potentially all the victims.

As the community grapples with this horrific incident, the injured officers are expected to recover from their wounds. The Far Rockaway residents are deeply concerned about the growing trend of violence not only in their neighborhood but also across the country. This tragedy serves as a somber reminder of the challenges law enforcement faces and the need for continued vigilance in ensuring public safety.

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