According to officials, a man suspected of fatally stabbing four family members, including two children, in Queens early on Sunday morning was subsequently shot and killed by the police. 

The man has been identified as Courtney Gordon. At about 5.00 am, authorities reported that the NYPD was called to an incident in Far Rockaway between Brookhaven and Elk Drive. Four people were confirmed dead at the scene, and the police reported that a 61-year-old woman with several stab wounds was critically injured and sent to the hospital.

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Who was Courtney Gordon?

Courtney Gordon was 38 years old. The 12-year-old girl, the 11-year-old boy, the 44-year-old lady, and the 30-year-old man were all fatally stabbed inside the home by Gordon. Maddrey said that Gordon lit the couch on fire as he left.

According to officials, the FDNY was called to the house at about 5:17 a.m. Officers were allowed to enter the house after firemen extinguished the fire. According to authorities, the three other fatalities were discovered in two rear bedrooms, while the girl was discovered in the front door.

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Gordon was stopped by two police officers who saw him near the house with bags and asked him some questions, according to the police. The guy then stabbed one officer in the neck and another in the head with a kitchen steak knife, according to Maddrey. 

Gordon was shot by one of the officers; authorities stated he later passed away in the hospital.

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The NYPD was called to an incident in Far Rockaway between Brookhaven and Elk Drive at around five in the morning. Four fatalities were confirmed at the spot by the authorities. In addition, the police quickly took a 61-year-old woman who had several stab wounds to the hospital, reporting that she was in severe condition.