NYPD fatally shoots stabbing suspect after he stabbed 4 family members to death

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A man fatally stabbed four family members, including two children, and attacked two cops before he was shot and killed by police in Queens Sunday morning, officials said.

Authorities responded to the incident at 467 Beach 22nd St. between Brookhaven and Elk Drive in Far Rockaway at around 5:10 a.m., according to the NYPD. The young 911 caller said her cousin was killing her family members, according to NYPD Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey.

Four people were pronounced dead at the scene, and a 61-year-old woman was taken to the hospital in critical condition with multiple stab wounds, police said.

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The suspect, Courtney Gordon, fatally stabbed an 11-year-old girl, a 12-year-old boy, a 44-year-old woman, and a man in his 30s at the home before setting the couch on fire on his way out the door, Maddrey said.

Two cops spotted Gordon, 38, near the home carrying luggage and stopped him to ask some questions, police said. The suspect then pulled a kitchen steak knife and slashed one officer in the neck and the other in the head, Maddrey said.

One of the officers shot Gordon, who was pronounced dead after arriving at the hospital, officials said.

The cops were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.

The FDNY also responded to the house fire at around 5:17 a.m., officials said. After firefighters put out the blaze, the officers were able to enter the home. The girl was found in the front entrance and the other three victims were found in two back bedrooms, police said.

The knife was recovered at the scene, police said.

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