Counter Current News Posted Wed., Eve., Aug. 03, 2016
Baltimore County police said they shot and killed a woman Monday, along with her 5-year-old son during a botched traffic ticket raid.
Police said they shot after she pointed a gun at officers and threatened to kill them during an hours-long standoff at an apartment in Randallstown.
Police identified the woman as 23-year-old Korryn Gaines. A 5-year-old boy in the home was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound but is expected to survive, police said.
It is not yet clear whether police or Gaines shot the child, according to police.
Gaines’ uncle, Jermaine Barnett, said the child was Gaines’ son. Police said they had not confirmed the relationship between Gaines and the child.
Baltimore County Police warrant squad members and ununiformed officers approached the home of Ms. Gaines to serve a warrant to her and man that lived in the home with her. The police proceeded to knock on the door. The police heard Ms. Gaines and the voices of a man and child.
The man ran from the home with a 1 year old child, but was later apprehended by the police. The landlord of the residence gave the police a key, and they proceeded to enter the residence.
Gaines was wanted for failing to appear in cases related to a March incident in which she was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and numerous traffic violations, Johnson said.
Once police entered the home of Ms. Gaines, according to them, they discovered Ms. Gaines on the floor with a 5 year old child and a long gun. County police then called in the tactical squad.
A hours long standoff ensued. During the standoff, according to police, Ms. Gaines pointed the gun at them several times. She informed the officers that if they did not leave she was going to kill them. An officer opened fire on Ms. Gaines with one shot.
She returned with several rounds fired, the police then fired several rounds themselves and killed Ms. Gaines. The names of the involved officers have not been released as of yet, but are expected later this week.
Gaines’ uncle Jerome Barnett, 44, said his niece “was feisty, but she was smart and she was respectful.”
“My niece is a good person; I never knew her to be a rowdy person,” he said.
His twin brother, Jermaine, described Gaines as “a beautiful person, really smart, intellectual.”
“I’m in a surreal state of mind right now,” Jermaine Barnett said. “She was loved by everybody — I’m going to miss her and I love her.”