Korryn Gaines — Child Fatally Shot in Police Standoff in Baltimore

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An hour long exchange of gunfire with Police in a Baltimore apartment, ended with the suspect shot, and a child wounded.

Authorities reported that the suspect, Korryn Gaines (23), locked and barricaded herself in her apartment and threatened officers with a rifle. The police say the boy was ran to an emergency room and is supposed to survive, as well as stating that the round fired was not known to be from Police or the Suspect.

Baltimore County Police Chief James Johnson told reporters that 3 police officers arrived at the apartment in Batlimore at around 9 am ET.

Police at the scene.

Saliqa Khan: WBAL

Officers attempted to negotiate with Gaines, but was only backfired with phrases such as “If you don’t go away I will kill you.” As well an unidentified man attempted to flee with a 1 year old but was apprehended.

Tactical personnel and police officers opened fire on the woman, and she fired back twice, and when they returned fire, the woman was found dead, as well as a wounded 5 year old.

A press conference was given about the shooting by Baltimore County Police:

In Summary: Korryn Gaines was under arrest for traffic charges, resisting arrest, and assault. Police officers negotiated for hours before opening fire. Officers showed great patience and firearm restraint in the face of danger. The boy was transported to a hospital with no life threatening wounds. Residents were evacuated as the apartment was barricaded.

We at inquir.io salute the police officers for defusing the situation as quickly and with minimal casualties as possible.

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