NYPD: $22G reward in 2010 slaying of customs officer

The NYPD on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, released

The NYPD on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, released a sketch of one of the suspects in the shooting of Maurice Gordon, 33, an off-duty customs officer from Freeport. Gordon was fatally shot in Queens at about 4:30 a.m. on June 21, 2010, police said. Photo Credit: DCPI

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The NYPD said Wednesday a $22,000 reward is being offered for information about the 2010 shooting death of an off-duty customs officer from Freeport.

Maurice Gordon, 33, was shot in front of 161-02 118th Ave. in Queens at about 4:30 a.m. on June 21, 2010, after returning from a nightclub in Elmont, according to the NYPD.

Gordon and a cousin were outside a black sport utility vehicle when three men from another vehicle opened fire. He returned fire and the three men drove off, police said. Gordon was hit once in the chest and died about an hour later at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, police said.

Gordon, who lived in Freeport at the time of his death, had worked since September 2007 as a Customs and Border Protection officer at Kennedy Airport.

Police Wednesday released a sketch of one of the suspects in the shooting.

The $22,000 reward is for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those "responsible" for this homicide, police said.

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The mayor's office and the NYPD are paying $10,000 each in the reward; Crime Stoppers is paying $2,000.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-8477. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website, nypdcrimestoppers.com, or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES), then entering TIP577.

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