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Queens Stabbing Rampage Victims Identified


Authorities have identified the four family members killed in a violent stabbing spree at a Queens home over the weekend that also left two police officers injured.

Two of the victims in the Far Rockaway rampage were children. The NYPD identified them late Monday as 11-year-old Mikayla James and 12-year-old Rojuan Davis. Also killed were 44-year-old Suzette Taylor-Davis and 34-year-old Rickmon Davis. All four lived at the Beach 22nd Street house where they were discovered.

The 38-year-old Bronx man allegedly behind the Sunday attack was confronted by two patrol officers responding to a 911 around 5 a.m. in the Far Rockaway neighborhood, NYPD Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey said at a press conference hours after the violent ordeal.

Courtney Gordon was leaving the residence with luggage when the responding officers stopped him, according to Maddrey. After the officers tried asking the man a couple of questions, he said Gordon drew a knife and used it to slash one cop in the neck and the other in the head.

One of those officers managed to pull his service weapon and fire a shot at the knife-wielding man, subduing him on the spot, Maddrey explained. All three were taken to a nearby hospital, where the suspect was pronounced dead, and the officers were being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Any potential motive behind the attack is not yet known, but police said a 911 caller was being interviewed at a police station and would hopefully “shed some light” on what happened.

Source: Nbcnewyork

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