The mom of the crazed man who stabbed four relatives to death at their Queens home over the weekend was grappling Tuesday with how her “good little boy” might have become a monster, saying she “can’t even inform you what number of instances” she had tried to get him assist.
Courtney Gordon — who was shot dead by police Sunday after he injured two cops responding to a 911 name about his bloody rampage — had been struggling with his mental health however had refused therapy main as much as the horrific assault, his kin has mentioned.
“This is a tragedy. A giant tragedy. I by no means knew the place this was coming from — my good, good son. I don’t know what occurred to him,” his tearful mother, Hazel Bryden, advised The Post Tuesday.
“I can’t even inform you what number of instances I attempted to get him assist,” the devastated lady added. “I did greater than what I can do.”
His shattered mom mentioned she doesn’t know the way she’ll transfer ahead, however is targeted on praying to try to hold her afloat throughout this “tough time.”
“I’m simply asking God to present me the braveness and the religion, please. I want the prayers. It’s not something fairly,” Bryden mentioned by tears. “I can’t kill myself. I’ve to only belief in God to hold me by this.”
Gordon, 28, who ignored his family’s pleas to get mental health support, had been visiting family members on his father’s aspect in Far Rockaway when he fatally stabbed 11-year-old Mikayla James, 12-year-old Rojaun Davis, and their mother and father, Suzette Taylor-Davis, 44, and 34-year-old Rickmon Davis, cops mentioned.
A memorial with a number of candles was arrange beneath a tent subsequent to the house on Tuesday, the place a neighbor mentioned she had identified the household for seven years and described Taylor-Davis as her greatest good friend.
“They had been superb individuals. The greatest,” she mentioned. “I spoke to her Saturday night time. We had been laughing as a result of there was an altercation with one other neighbor and we simply needed to chortle about it.”
They had been speculated to spend time collectively on Sunday, the neighbor mentioned, including, “The world’s a worse place with out her. She was a tremendous human being.”
While the neighbor hadn’t met Gordon, she had seen him across the neighborhood earlier than.
“I knew he was household however I hadn’t personally met him,” she mentioned.
Gordon additionally injured one other relative, Christine Gordon, 63, an aunt on his dad’s aspect who was simply beginning to get well after sustaining vital accidents within the bloody assault.
“Yes [Christine] is doing higher,” Bryden mentioned. “I referred to as however she didn’t choose up as a result of she’s nonetheless within the hospital. But I’m going to go search for her after I come again.”
Police responded to the house round 5:10 a.m. after Gordon’s 16-year-old cousin referred to as 911 and said he “was killing her family members.” The teen jumped out of a window on the residence, in line with sources, and it was unclear if she sustained any accidents through the bloodbath.
Cops confronted Gordon as he tried to depart the house — which he’d set on hearth — with baggage in tow, however inside about 10 seconds, he lunged on the officers with a knife, stabbing one within the neck and one other within the head, police officers mentioned Sunday.
One of the injured cops, a 28-year veteran, recognized by sources as Edmond Decio, shot Gordon dead, cops mentioned.
Both Decio and the opposite officer had been hospitalized and launched later Sunday.
Courtney Gordon was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead upon his arrival, police mentioned.
Cops haven’t supplied a motive for the terrifying assault.