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A suspect was taken into custody in New Jersey for the alleged murder of three family members, following a multi-hour standoff with law enforcement.

According to Trenton Police Department spokeswoman Lisette Rios, 26-year-old Andre Gordon “surrendered peacefully” on Saturday. The events began with Gordon, who is reportedly homeless, carjacking a vehicle in Trenton and driving to Levittown, a suburb of Philadelphia, where he is accused of killing his 52-year-old stepmother and 13-year-old sister. Bucks County District Attorney Jennifer Schorn reported, “Three others, including a minor, managed to hide as he went through the house searching for them.” Gordon’s spree did not stop there; he is also accused of breaking into another residence, killing a 25-year-old woman believed to be the mother of his two children, and assaulting her mother.


Afterward, Gordon allegedly carjacked a 44-year-old man at a discount store, who, according to Falls Township Sheriff Nelson Whitney, was unharmed. The suspect then returned to Trenton, where he was thought to have barricaded himself in a house. A SWAT team and police negotiators were deployed, urging Gordon to surrender through a loudspeaker.

Ultimately, Gordon was located at another location in Trenton after police found him walking along a street. At the moment, police say they have not developed a motive behind the murders. According to records, Gordon had minor prior legal issues but nothing that police believe could have motivated the attacks.


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