Korryn Gaines had threatened Baltimore Police with a shotgun
A 5 year-old child was wounded when police opened fire on Korryn Gaines, who was holding her son while pointing a shotgun at Baltimore Police Officers. Gaines – who had also shot at officers – died at the scene.
It is not yet known whether Gaines or the police fired the shot that wounded the child.
According to Baltimore County Police, an officer opened fire on Gaines at roughly 3PM local time, after she had threatened to kill the officer. It is alleged that Gaines then returned fire with two shots that both missed, and was hit by multiple bullets fired in response.
Gaines was wanted on traffic violations.
The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave.
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“No one answered the door, but the officers heard the voices of a man and woman coming from inside the apartment, which they knew to be the address of the subjects. They also heard a child crying. After five to 10 minutes, one of the officers obtained a key to the apartment from the landlord and used it to open the door. The officer saw a woman sitting on the floor and pointing a long gun at him; this woman matched a photo of the woman sought in the warrant.
The officers retreated to the hallway outside the apartment and called for additional support. The male suspect ran from the apartment with a 1-year-old boy — one of two children in in the apartment with the couple — and was apprehended by police. The armed woman remained inside with the 5-year-old boy, and a barricade situation began at about 9:40 a.m. and continued throughout the afternoon. The apartment building was evacuated to protect the safety of the other residents.”