Korryn Gaines slaughtered by U.S. Police in front of baby boy
And hours later she was dead: Mother posts series of chilling selfies of herself and son, five, from inside standoff with police that ended in her shot dead – over traffic violations
Police appeared at Randallstown, Maryland apartment at 9.20am Monday
They were serving arrest warrant for Korryn Gaines and another man
She was wanted because she failed to show up in court for traffic charges
When police entered apartment, Gaines barricaded herself inside with gun
During stand-off, she posted two videos to her Instagram account
One showed her son saying police outside are ‘trying to kill us’
At 3pm, Gaines was shot dead by police after she pointed her gun at an officer and said, ‘If you don’t leave, I’m going to kill you,’ investigators said
Five-year-old boy inside apartment was also hit but expected to survive
By ASSOCIATED PRESS and JESSICA CHIA FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 02:06, 2 August 2016 | UPDATED: 23:51, 2 August 2016
A woman who barricaded herself in her apartment and threatened to kill policemen posted shocking videos on Instagram during the six-hour stand-off before she was fatally shot.
Korryn Gaines, 23, who was wanted because she failed to appear in court for traffic charges, pointed her gun at police officers who appeared at her Randallstown, Maryland apartment at 9.20am on Monday, authorities said.
According to investigators, an officer shot her dead at around 3pm after Gaines pointed a gun directly at him and said, ‘If you don’t leave, I’m going to kill you.’
Before her death, Gaines posted one video of a policeman in tactical gear standing in her doorway, and another clip shows her son, who looks into the camera and says the police outside are ‘trying to kill us’.
The boy was shot in a limb and taken to the hospital. He is expected to survive, and it remains unclear whether Gaines or a police officer shot him.
Police were serving an arrest warrant for Korryn Gaines, 23, (pictured left and right), but she barricaded herself in a Randallstown, Maryland apartment and pointed her gun at them
The standoff lasted about six hours, during which Gaines posted one video of a policeman in tactical gear standing in her doorway (pictured), and another clip shows her son saying police are trying to kill them
One officer got a key from the landlord and opened the apartment door after repeated knocks were left unanswered despite the sound of voices inside.
Police had warrants for both Gaines and another man, who was wanted for assault.
Gaines did not appear in court over charges related to a traffic stop in March, including disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
When the officer entered the apartment, he saw Gaines sitting on the floor with a long gun pointed at him, according to Baltimore County police.
Police retreated to the hallway, and a man ran from the apartment with a one-year-old boy, authorities said.
He was arrested, but has not been identified.
Police negotiators tried to talk with Gaines, who they said pointed the gun at tactical officers several times.
On Instagram, the 23-year-old first posted a video on Monday with the caption: ‘My son is not a hostage. He wants to be here in his home with his mother.’
In the clip, Gaines asks the boy: ‘What’s happening right now? Who’s outside?’
He tentatively responds: ‘The police?’
When she presses him about what they’re going to do, he answers: ‘They’re trying to kill us.’
After saying he doesn’t want to go outside, Gaines repeatedly asks what he wants to do, saying ‘there’s no wrong answer’.
But the boy doesn’t respond, and the video ends, before Gaines posted another clip showing a policeman standing in her doorway.
According to investigators, an officer shot her dead at around 3pm after Gaines pointed a gun directly at him and said, ‘If you don’t leave, I’m going to kill you’
According to investigators, Gaines pointed the gun directly at an officer at around 3pm and said, ‘If you don’t leave, I’m going to kill you’.
An officer then opened fire at Gaines, who returned two shots, police said.
Gaines was hit several times and pronounced dead at the scene.
No officers were hurt.
The five-year-old was taken to a hospital with injuries that are not life threatening.
Police have not said what Gaines’ relationship was to the child, but her uncle, Jermaine Barnett, told the Baltimore Sun the boy was her son.
It is unclear whether any of the officers were equipped with body cameras, which the department just started rolling out a few weeks ago.
In a video posted on Instagram in March, Gaines filmed herself during a traffic stop, where she told police: ‘When you put your hands on me, I promise you will have to murder me’
It is unclear what traffic charges Gaines was facing, but she posted a series of videos at the end of March depicting an encounter with the police (pictured)
The officers’ names will be released 48 hours after the incident, in accordance with the department’s contract with the Fraternal Order of Police.
Gaines posted a series of videos at the end of March when she was pulled over by the police, but it remains unclear whether that was the incident that led to her arrest warrant.
She filmed herself during a traffic stop, and said: ‘When you put your hands on me, I promise you will have to murder me.’
Gaines also posted an image four days ago showing Walter Scott, Samuel DuBose and Sandra Bland with the caption: ‘Smh could’ve been me, still can, but I’m aware and prepared.’
Gaines posted this image four days ago showing Walter Scott, Samuel DuBose and Sandra Bland with the caption: ‘Smh could’ve been me, still can, but I’m aware and prepared’