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Posted on: September 15, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Tacoma teen charged in assault, kidnapping that triggered AMBER Alert

TACOMA, WA – Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist has charged Mickeal Anthony-Rene Gordon, 17, with two counts of assault in the first degree, kidnapping in the second degree, drive-by shooting and unlawful possession of a firearm in the second degree for abducting his ex-girlfriend and their 5-month old son, and shooting at the woman’s new boyfriend. Gordon is scheduled to be arraigned today at 1:30 p.m. in room 270 of the County-City Building in Tacoma.

“Fortunately, the young mother and her baby are home safe and reunited with their family,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist. “The prompt response by the Tacoma Police Department and the AMBER Alert contributed to a quick resolution.”

On Sept. 12, 2015, Gordon showed up at a Tacoma home looking for his 18-year-old ex-girlfriend and their baby. A witness at the home attempted to call the young woman to warn her, but she drove up moments later in a van with her baby, her new boyfriend, and several other juveniles. Gordon opened the van door, struck the woman and drug her by her hair to his car. He also took his son before firing a shot through the van’s back window. As the new boyfriend ran with a 10-year-old child, Gordon fired two more shots at him, missing both times. Gordon fled the scene in his car. The abduction prompted the issuance of an AMBER Alert.

Four hours later, Gordon’s car was found abandoned. The abducted woman and her baby safely returned home shortly after that. She told police that Gordon had driven her around for a while and then let her out of the car.

Charges are only allegations and a person is presumed innocent unless he or she is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Heather Songer
Communications and Public Information Coordinator
Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
[email protected]

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