The Michigan man who killed two bailiffs before he was fatally shot at a courthouse Monday was facing life in prison on kidnapping and rape charges, according to authorities, NBC News reported.
Larry Darnell Gordon, 44, was escorted Monday from his holding cell to a hearing when he grabbed a gun from a sheriff’s deputy, shot two bailiffs and briefly held hostages. He was fatally shot after other bailiffs and law enforcement converged on the scene.
Gordon was in court to have a misdemeanor domestic violence charge dismissed in place of 17 felony counts involving a teenager — six of which carried maximum life sentences — according to Berrien County Prosecutor Michael Sepic.
In April, police found a 17-year-old girl held against her will for about two weeks in a shed at the home Gordon shared with his ex-wife, authorities said. Prosecutors said Gordon gave the girl methamphetamine and assaulted her sexually, and recorded the assaults on video.