An Ashford man serving in the military and stationed in Hawaii was shot and killed after he rammed several police cars. Gregory Gordon, 22, was killed after a high speed chase through a busy area of Waikiki. Several news outlets report that three officers were injured during the chase which occurred early Tuesday morning.
Gordon was a member of the U.S. Army assigned to the 25th Infantry Division. It's not immediately clear how long he had served in the military though it could not have been for an extended period of time based on his age.
Ashford Police Chief Jim Stanley said he was told Tuesday night of Gordon's death from a person he described as a "street source." A check of Houston County Court records appears to reveal Gordon has no criminal history here. Stanley said he still has family living in Ashford.
Gordon is believed to have rammed several cruisers causing significant damage. "It was like a pinball machine. He was hitting the cop car forward, going back, forward, back, forward, back, forward. He did it like 10 times and he destroyed these cars," a witness told television station KHON.
"The tires were squealing and there were loud crunching noises. I saw officers get out of their car with their guns drawn and were pointed at the truck and were yelling at the truck," witness Chris Dickerson told the station.