08-02-2016 KORRYN

Korryn Gaines Traffic Stop Video! (Black Female Who Later Got In Shootout With Cops)

Another police shooting in the Baltimore area has activists protesting again - but do they have a case? A young mother confronted police with a shotgun after they attempted to serve warrants for her and a man in the same residence. Police claim to have engaged in hours-long negotiations to resolve the standoff, but a gun battle ensued and Korryn Gaines died on scene. Her five-year-old son was wounded in the exchange, The Guardian reports: A black woman who was holding her five-year-old son was shot and killed by police in Randallstown, Maryland, on Monday afternoon after an extended standoff. The 23-year-old Korryn Gaines allegedly pointed a shotgun at officers and said: "If you don't leave, I'm going to kill you." Authorities said that officers then fired and Gaines returned fire, but did not strike any police. The five-year-old boy injured a limb during the firefight but it was not initially clear whether bullets from police or Gaines struck him. The injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. One officer got a key from the landlord and opened the apartment after no one responded to repeated knocks. The officer saw Gaines sitting on the floor, pointing the gun at him, police said. The officers retreated to the hallway, and a man ran from the apartment with a one-year-old boy, authorities said. That man was arrested. Police said that negotiators tried to talk with Gaines and that she repeatedly refused to surrender. Authorities said that as of this morning they did not know whether any of the officers involved were wearing body cameras.

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