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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.
originally posted by: introvert
Poor kid. I can't imagine what he was going through and I would hate to have been one of the officers that had to make the decision to shoot while she was holding the child.
why does it have to be a black women? I agree sometimes race plays a role, unless you are saying no white women would hold her kid and wave a shot gun at a cop, I don't see the need for the adjective black....
In today's news: Dangerous felon holds small child hostage while shooting at police officers and threatening to kill them, causes six hour standoff
Videos posted on Gaines’ Instagram page appear to have been taken during the standoff. In one, Gaines can be heard asking her son who is outside and the boy responds: “The police”. Gaines then asks “and what are they trying to do?” And the boy replies: “They’re trying to kill us.”