Baltimore Police Confirm Korryn Gaines' Son Was Shot by Officer

by Linda Olson August 7, 2016, 1:56
Baltimore Police Confirm Korryn Gaines' Son Was Shot by Officer

Korryn Gaines, a 23-year-old black woman in Randallstown, Maryland, was shot and killed Monday after an hours-long standoff with police, making her the ninth black woman killed by police this year. He suffered non life-threatening injuries to his left cheek.

They doubled down on the claim that Korryn pointed a gun at them, saying, "police confirm that the officer aimed at and struck Korryn Gaines...after she aimed her Mossberg shotgun at him and threatened to kill him".

When Gaines refused to exit, she was placed under arrest during a brief struggle in which she allegedly told her son to "fight and bite the officer" who was holding him.

Johnson said Tuesday that the department made the emergency request to have Gaines' social media accounts suspended after she posted videos online showing the standoff.

In the video, Gaines asks her son who's outside - to which he responds, "the police".

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Following the shooting, police released charging documents from the traffic stop that led officers to serve the warrant on Gaines this week.

Police said additional forensics tests will be conducted on the recovered round. Authorities said she was armed with a 12-gauge pistol grip shotgun that was legally purchased previous year and toward the end of the negotiations pointed it directly at an officer and said, "If you don't leave, I'm going to kill you".

When no one answered the officers' knock, according to police officials, they gained partial entry with a key provided by property management and kicked open a safety chain. He added an explanation of the decision not to name the officer who shot Kodi Gaines, citing "an unprecedented number of threats" against officers.

He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

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