Early yesterday morning, an off-duty customs officer was fatally shot outside his parents home in the Jamaica section of Queens. Before the shooting, Maurice "Big Mo" Gordon, 33, got into a dispute at the Moments nightclub in Elmont; apparently some men were harassing his female cousin, and Gordon stepped in to defend her. The Post reports, "Police are looking into the possibility that his killer followed him from the club to his mother's home on 118th Avenue... The mystery gunman confronted him just after he pulled up to the house, then shot him in the chest."
According to the Daily News, Gordon also fired—emptying his agency-issued gun—and a total of 25 shell casings were found outside his parents house. Gordon, who joined Customs and Border Protection in 2007 and had also worked for the TSA at JFK Airport, was able to tell his cousin to run and call 911; he died at Jamaica Hospital. His cousin, Kerry Ann Daily, said, "They were just looking at him directly and they just attacked him."
Police are looking over surveillance tapes from the club. Gordon's widow told the News, "If anyone knows what happened, please call the police and let them know," and referring to their 14-month-old child, "My daughter will no longer have a father. She used to run to the door every time he came home, she can't do that anymore."