Who is Andre Gordon? 26-year-old Philadelphia Shooting Suspect Arrested After Allegedly Killing Stepmother and 2 Others

Gordon was unarmed at the time of arrest

Authorities have apprehended 26-year-old Andre Gordon from New Jersey, bringing an end to the ongoing manhunt following the fatal shootings of three individuals outside a Philadelphia-area suburb.

Who is Andre Gordon?

Gordon reportedly barricaded himself after allegedly killing his 52-year-old stepmother, Karen Gordon, his 13-year-old sister Kera Gordon, and the mother of his children, 25-year-old Taylor Daniel. He is also believed to have assaulted Daniel's mother with a rifle. Police discovered three other individuals hidden on Gordon's stepmother and sister's property during their search. The killings occurred in Falls Township, Bucks County, during two separate incidents, as reported by the Associated Press.

Bucks County District Attorney Jennifer Schorn stated that Gordon was unarmed at the time of his arrest.

Andre Gordon

Sunday Manhunt:

Residents of Falls Township were instructed to take shelter in their homes as the manhunt to nab Andre Gordon unfolded on Saturday morning. Falls Township, one of Pennsylvania's affluent neighborhoods, was affected by this directive. Chief Nelson Whitney of Falls Township Police addressed the media, expressing surprise at the events. Shelter Order Withdrawn The shelter order was lifted at 1 pm after Gordon's arrest.

Taylor Daniel

Gordon attempted to carjack a stranger and flee driving a dark gray Honda CRV with a license plate number KFR 1533. The vehicle had a white "Namaste" sticker affixed to the right side of the back bumper, during the pursuit by law enforcement. During a subsequent press briefing, Falls Township police officers indicated that Gordon was suspected of possessing a rifle similar to an AR-15, a firearm often associated with mass shootings.

Analysis of Gun Violence:

While this incident narrowly missed the criteria for a mass shooting, data from the Gun Violence Archive highlights the significant impact of assault-style rifles in such events. Research by Everytown for Gun Safety underscores the heightened lethality of these firearms compared to others, emphasizing the urgent need for measures to address gun violence in the United States.