Man accused of killing child’s mother in Newburg had ‘controlling spirit,’ victim’s friend says

Christopher Gordon is being sought by investigators after allegedly shooting, killing Angelica James
Angelica James was allegedly shot and killed by her ex, Christopher Gordon.
Published: Mar. 1, 2022 at 2:20 PM EST|Updated: Mar. 1, 2022 at 2:22 PM EST
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A 32-year-old man allegedly shot and killed the mother of his child in broad daylight in front of nearby children and neighbors. Christopher Gordon’s alleged terror did not stop there, and now he is on the run.

The woman killed, Angelica James, was a mother, a beauty, a supporter, and now a memory to her friend, Nakesha Marshall.


“Her bond with her boys was oh my God, something you would see in a movie,” Marshall said.

Similarly, James’ relationship with Gordon was like a movie scene, because off the screen Marshall said Gordon was a horror.

”He gave off weird vibes,” Marshall said. “He had a controlling spirit.”

On Sunday morning, Marshall said she heard something odd in James’ voice.

“Sunday morning she video called me and asked me what I was doing,” Marshall said. “I said I was going to church and she said ‘say a prayer for me, can you call me when you get out of church? I need to talk, I have some things to get off my chest.’ And I didn’t get to call her back.”

After James broke up with Gordon for allegedly pistol whipping her eldest son, Marshall said Gordon stalked her for weeks before shooting her on Quiet Way in Newburg around 4 p.m. Sunday. James’ 10-year-old son was in the car during the shooting and told Marshall that Gordon shot twice and held a gun to his head. Marshall said James died in the arms of her oldest son, who ran out to help her.

James’ youngest son, 2-year-old Caeson, was subsequently kidnapped by Gordon, but later brought to the police by Gordon’s family.

In James’ absence, her friends and family are stepping up to help raise her beloved four boys.

”Do the right thing for us to help us heal,” Marshall said.

Marshall said she is a survivor of domestic violence herself and feels a deep sense of regret for her friend who didn’t get away sooner.

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