☑️ Andre Gordon shot the mother of his daughters as they watched

☑️Gordon fled to Trenton and held family members hostage in Trenton

☑️ He is facing a slew of charges in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania


The man charged with killing three family members in Bucks County before fleeing to Trenton made his first court appearance in New Jersey Wednesday afternoon.

Andre Gordon shot and killed his stepmother, Karen Gordon, 52, and sister Kera Gordon, 13, in Karen's Viewpoint Lane home in Levittown on March 16, according to Bucks County District Attorney Jen Schorn. Schorn said he then drove to the home of the mother of his two young daughters, Taylor Daniel, 25, where he shot her dead and bludgeoned her mother with an assault rifle.

Gordon shot Daniel in front of his two young children, according to the criminal complaint in the case

After driving to Trenton in a vehicle that Gordon had carjacked at a Morrisville parking lot, he held several family members hostage in a house on Phillips Avenue. He cut his hair in an effort to walk away unnoticed but was taken into custody five blocks away. Gordon has been held in the Mercer County Jail since.

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Andre Gordon's stops during shooting and carjacking 3/15/24
Andre Gordon's stops during shooting and carjacking 3/15/24 (Canva)

New Jersey Attorney General Matt Platkin said Gordon is charged with:

  • First-degree carjacking, second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose
  • Second-degree unlawful possession of an assault firearm
  • Third-degree unlawful possession of a firearm without a serial number
  • Third-degree receiving stolen property
  • Fourth-degree unlawful possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines
  • Fourth-degree possession of hollow-point ammunition.

Appearing via video on the New Jersey charges Gordon agreed to both waive his right to contest pretrial detention and extradition to Pennsylvania.

According to the criminal docket filed in Bucks County Gordon faces over two dozen charges of first and second-degree murder, burglary, aggravated assault, unlawful restraint of a minor or parent and recklessly endangering another person.

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