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Las Vegas man arrested for deadly hammer attack related to drugs

Posted at 2:33 PM, Jun 24, 2020

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas police believe 34-year-old Gourdon Goujon killed Gary Ferency with a hammer on May 11 over an unpaid debt.

Police say they found Ferency suffering from multiple wounds on May 11 at a residence on Gateway Road. He was pronounced deceased at Sunrise Hospital.

After identifying the deceased, police searched his home. They found a handwritten note from Gourdon Goujon about money that was due on May 10. Police were able to determine that Ferency was selling drugs prior to his death.

On May 12, homicide detectives interviewed Goujon. He admitted that he purchased drugs from Ferency. He also claimed he paid back the money and the men parted peacefully. He was released at that time.

Detectives were able to track down Ferency’s vehicle, which had been missing, and determined that he was attacked while in the driver’s seat. They also discovered evidence that after Ferency was struck, he exited the vehicle, and then was hit by his own car.

After Ferency fell to the ground, his attacker drove away with his vehicle.

Detectives continued their investigation and found records of communication between Goujon and Ferency. It became evident that they had a relationship based upon the sale of narcotics.

It was also discovered that he used an app in an attempt to hide his communication with Ferency on the day of the attack.

Based upon the evidence and phone records, Goujon was apprehended on June 23. He was booked into Clark County Detention Center on a charge of open murder.

A man with the same name was arrested in 2015 for stealing multiple iPads from the Clark County School District. The man was employed by CCSD at that time.