#BlackLivesMatter / Young American African Mother Korryn Gaines, killed by police in standoff

www.huffingtonpost.com_2016-08-03_11-07-42.jpgKorryn Gaines, killed by police in standoff, posted parts of encounter on social media – The Washington Post – Police arrived at Gaines’s home that morning to serve an outstanding warrant from another encounter she had recorded and shown online: a March traffic stop that ended in her being charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Police also had a warrant for her boyfriend, Kareem Kiean Courtney, 39, who was charged with second-degree assault in a domestic incident involving Gaines. No one answered the door, the chief said in recounting events. Courtney soon came out of the residence with a younger child and was arrested on the assault warrant. He was later released on his own recognizance. But Gaines refused to leave, police officials said. When officers entered using a landlord’s key, they said, Gaines was sitting on the floor pointing a shotgun at them, and her son was nearby.

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Korryn Gaines, cradling child and shotgun, is fatally shot by police – The Washington Post – By Wesley Lowery August 2 Three officers with the Baltimore County police arrived at Korryn Gaines’s apartment around 9:20 a.m. on Monday to serve warrants to her as well as a man who also resided there. The man was wanted on an assault charge, while Gaines, 23, had an arrest warrant for failing to appear in court after a traffic violation in March. According to police, no one responded to 10 minutes of door knocking, even though they could hear several people inside. When officers obtained a key to the apartment, they found Gaines sitting on the floor — her 5-year-old son was wrapped in one of her arms. In her other hand was a shotgun. Around 3 p.m., after several hours of negotiation, police say Gaines raised the gun at officers and told them that she would kill them if they did not leave. The officers opened fire.

Korryn Gaines: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know | Heavy.com – A developmentally disabled woman was fatally shot by Baltimore County police and her 5-year-old son was wounded in a shootout after a standoff that lasted several hours, authorities say. Korryn Gaines, 23, of Randallstown, Maryland, was pronounced dead at the scene Monday, police said in a press release. Her son was shot in one of his extremities and suffered non-life-threatening injuries. It is not yet known if the boy was shot by officers or by Gaines, according to police. Police said Gaines was armed with a “long gun” and exchanged fire with officers after several hours of negotiations. Gaines was wanted on failure to appear warrants for an “array of traffic charges” stemming from a March 2016 traffic stop. The charges also included disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Police were also serving a warrant on a man who lived with Gaines, Kareem Kiean Courtney, 39, who they say was wanted for assaulting Gaines during a previous domestic incident. He was taken into custody after fleeing from the apartment with a 1-year-old boy. He was charged with second-degree assault and released on his own recognizance, police said. The officers involved in the shooting have not yet been identified publicly and the investigation into the shooting is “active” and “ongoing,” police said.

Cops shoot, kill woman barricaded with boy in Baltimore standoff – NY Daily News – Baltimore County police shot and killed a 23-year-old mom Monday after she allegedly barricaded herself inside her apartment with her 5-year-old son when the officers tried to serve her an arrest warrant for traffic violations. The boy was wounded in the gun battle between Korryn Gaines and police, although it’s unclear who shot him. He sustained non-life threatening injuries to a limb. The gunfire ended a tense, hours-long standoff at the Randallstown, Md., apartment complex. Gaines appeared to document the stalemate on her Facebook and Instagram accounts, posting a video of the boy, captioned “My son is not a hostage.”

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