A Baton Rouge, Louisiana family was outside of their home at about 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday when a man drove up, pulled out a gun and demanded all of their money. The father of the family told the 40-year-old Antony Gordon that they didn’t have any cash but they did have food stamps. Gordon did not want food stamps and a struggle between the father and Gordon erupted.
The father was able to get the gun away from Gordon and shoot him, killing Gordon.
“The gentleman [victim] was at his own home with his family and was confronted by another individual who was armed. There was a scuffle which eventually led to shots being fired and the person who came to the home was shot and killed,” East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore said.
Police say the shooting was justified, and Moore added that the incident appears to be a random home invasion.
Family members of Gordon say they were shocked as this was way out of character for Gordon. They say he was “a loving father of four who worked as a barber.”
Gordon lived on the other side of Baton Rouge and had no violent criminal history.