The victims or deceased names from the article are: 1. 11-year-old girl (found in front of the house) 2. 12-year-old boy 3. 44-year-old woman 4. Man in his 30s : “Man kills four relatives in knife attack at New York City home, sets building on fire”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : A horrifying incident unfolded in the Far Rockaway section of the Queens borough of New York City on Monday, as a man went on a violent rampage, resulting in the deaths of four family members, including two innocent children. The assailant, later identified as Courtney Gordon, 38, first attacked his relatives with a knife before setting their home ablaze. When police officers arrived at the scene after receiving a distressing call from a young female family member, they encountered a man attempting to flee with luggage. In a matter of seconds, the suspect brandished a knife and launched an attack on the officers.

During the chaotic confrontation, one officer sustained stab wounds to the neck and chest, while the other was slashed in the head. In response, one of the officers discharged their weapon, fatally shooting the assailant. Tragically, the violence had already claimed the life of an 11-year-old girl, who was found outside the residence and later succumbed to her stab wounds at the hospital. The officers faced additional challenges as a fire engulfed the living room and foyer, preventing immediate access to the home. Once inside, they discovered three more victims who had been fatally stabbed, including a 12-year-old boy, a 44-year-old woman, and a man in his 30s. A 61-year-old woman was also gravely injured in the attack and remains in critical condition, with multiple stab wounds.

Despite the harrowing ordeal, both injured police officers are expected to recover. As investigations continue, authorities are working to establish the motive behind this horrific act of violence. The suspect, Gordon, had been visiting the family from his residence in the Bronx. The identities of the victims have not yet been released to the public.

This disturbing incident serves as a chilling reminder of the recent knife rampage that occurred just a week prior in the Bronx, where a college student, reportedly influenced by auditory hallucinations, took the lives of his father, his 5-year-old half-brother, and the child’s mother.

The New York Police Department’s police union has commended the officer’s bravery and skill in neutralizing the threat posed by the assailant. The community is left in shock and mourning as they attempt to come to terms with the senseless loss of innocent lives.

Leave a Comment