Korryn Gaines, shot and killed by Baltimore Police

RANDALLSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A woman who pointed a gun at police serving arrest warrants at her apartment was shot and killed by officers after she threatened to kill one of them, Baltimore County police said Monday.

The department said in a news release that a 5-year-old boy who was in the apartment with Korryn Gaines, 23, was shot in a limb and taken to a hospital. Police could not determine if he was shot by the woman or officers.

Three officers went to Gaines’ apartment in Randallstown about 9:20 a.m. to serve arrest warrants on her and a man, according to police. Gaines was wanted for failing to appear in court on traffic charges dating from a stop in March, authorities said.

One officer got a key from the landlord and opened the apartment after no one responded to repeated knocks. The officer saw Gaines sitting on the floor, pointing a long gun at him, police said. The officers retreated to the hallway, and a man ran from the apartment with a 1-year-old boy, authorities said. That man was arrested.

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  • Brashich

    The facts will have to be sorted out. The question remains why was not the incident recorded? If the confrontation lasted for hours there was more than enough time to document the event.
    Ne that as it may, preliminary facts are that 3 Baltimore Police Officers were sent in the middle of summer to serve a warrant for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest from an altercation for a minor traffic stop. The result – one dead woman. We should change course and see to it that personal liability, if warranted after all the facts are made known, is imposed upon the individual policemen responsible for the abuse of civilians, black or some white if there be any found. Today the cost is born by society at large and not the individuals who have perpetrated the abuse. See my comments as to this disconnect in a larger context “Dollars and Death – Black and White lives Matter” at