An 18-year-old Manor man was arrested early New Year’s Day after he threatened his father with a knife and fired on officers responding to a police call at his home, police said.
Allen Gordon remained in custody at the Travis County Jail Monday afternoon on counts of aggravated assault against a public servant and aggravated assault against a family member, according to jail records. Both counts are first degree felonies and carry a bond of $70,000.
The Manor Police Department responded to a family disturbance call at the Gordon family home on the 12300 block of Pecangate Way at 12:37 a.m. Sunday. The officers positioned themselves behind a wooden fence in the backyard to try to spot a suspect inside the house who was reportedly armed, according to the affidavit.
One of multiple officers responding to the call saw a person approach a sliding glass door in the back of the house with a gun in his hands, according to the affidavit. The suspect, identified as Gordon, walked out of the house, got down on his hands and knees on the back porch and charged his weapon, according to the affidavit.
One of the officers who responded to the call stated in the affidavit that he heard Gordon say “I see you, I’m giving you a warning.” Gordon then fired in the direction of two of the officers, striking a dirt mound in the backyard and causing the officers to retreat, the affidavit said.
Gordon was talked out of the home by a police officer who used his father’s cell phone to call him, the affidavit said. Police recovered the rifle used in the incident, a Ruger Mini 14, and took it as evidence, according to the affidavit. Police said Gordon made a “spontaneous statement,” the affidavit said, saying he knew the officers were there and he shot at them intentionally.
Gordon’s father, Gregory Gordon, told police his son had grown upset while shopping at an H-E-B earlier in the night. Allen Gordon was “upset about his life and wanted to make changes,” his father said in the affidavit.
When they got home, Allen Gordon grew more upset and he pointed a bayonet knife at his father, according to the affidavit. He took a set of keys from his father that were for the gun cabinet in the garage, the affidavit said, and his father ran to a neighbor’s house and called the police.
Allen Gordon had a bayonet knife on his side when he was arrested, police said. The knife was photographed and taken as evidence.