On December 12, 2016 Gordon was pulled over in Lavonia, Georgia by two police officers, Captain Michael Schulman and Officer Jeffrey Martin, after they suspected him of driving a stolen vehicle. When the police asked Gordon to empty his pockets. Bodycam footage captures Gordon emptying his pockets then shooting the officers before running into the woods after the incident. Captain Michael Schulman was shot in the armpit and suffered a punctured lung. He is recovering in the intensive care unit. Officer Jeffrey Martin will need to have special surgery to remove the bullet from his right hand.
After several hours, police found and arrested Gordon. He has been denied bail and faces two counts of felony intent of murder, two counts of aggravated assault on an officer and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.