Young mother killed, five-year-old boy shot in a stand off with police

Young mother killed, five-year-old boy shot in a stand off with police
Published: 2016 August 02 17:56:08 (6541 Views)
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 five-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. It has been widely reported that the young boy was her son.



Three officers went to Gaines' apartment in Randallstown about 9:20am 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.

Police negotiators tried to talk with Gaines, who they said pointed the gun at tactical officers several times. According to investigators, about 3pm, Gaines pointed the gun directly at an officer and said: "If you don't leave, I'm going to kill you." That's when an officer shot at the woman, police said, and Gaines fired two shots.

Gaines was hit several times and pronounced dead at the scene. No officers were hurt. The five-year-old was taken to a hospital to treat injuries that weren't life threatening.



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