Full Video Of Korryn Gaines traffic stop that led to her getting killed five months later. A Baltimore County woman who held a shotgun, and at times her 5-year-old son, in her arms, was killed by police after a lengthy standoff that appeared in live online segments she was posting to social media.
Press Play – Korryn Gaines Traffic Stop Video Before Her Death
Korryn Gaines, 23, was killed Monday and the child was injured after police arrived at her Randallstown home at about 9 a.m. to serve outstanding warrants for her and Kareem Kiean Courtney, 39, who lived in the residence. Courtney was wanted for assault; Gaines was wanted for failing to appear in court on charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and traffic charges. Gaines’s son was struck by a bullet or shrapnel in an exchange of gunfire at the end of the five-hour standoff and remained hospitalized in good condition Tuesday, according to authorities. It was not clear where the boy was, in relation to his mother, when she was shot, police said Tuesday.
Press Play – Korryn Gaines Shot while holding her 5 year old son
Gaines is the ninth black woman shot and killed by police so far in 2016, according to a Washington Post database tracking fatal police shootings — a number set to soon surpass 2015, when a total of 10 black women were shot and killed by police.
Even though all but two of the women were armed, family members, activists and videos have raised questions in nearly all of the cases about whether the women were attacking officers when they were killed. Still, before Gaines, none of the black women killed by police this year had gained sustained national attention.
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