Korryn Gaines’s 5-Year-Old Son Recalls His Mother’s Death

In a video posted by a family member, Kodi Gaines recounts the events that lead to his mother’s shooting by Baltimore police.

On Monday, 23-year-old Korryn Gaines was shot and killed during a standoff with Baltimore Police after they attempted to serve a warrant on traffic charges. Gaines's five-year-old son, Kodi, was also in the apartment at the time and suffered a gunshot wound to the arm. He is currently recovering at Johns Hopkins Children's Hospital.

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In a video posted on Thursday by a family member, Kodi Gaines recounts the events that led to his mother's death. He tells the family member that he wanted to remain in the apartment with his mother and remembers that police kicked down the door. He also says that he and his mother were trying to run away when he was shot in the arm.

Baltimore County Police Chief Jim Johnson told reporters on Tuesday that Gaines had been livestreaming the events on Facebook, before police requested that her account be deactivated during the standoff.

According to The Baltimore Sun, court documents state that a police officer kicked in the door and entered Korryn Gaines's apartment.

Korryn Gaines's death is currently being investigated by a Baltimore County Homicide Unit, which investigates all officer-involved shootings. The case will then be turned over to the Office of the State's Attorney for review.

A representative for Baltimore County Police was not immediately available for comment.

August 04, 2016
Korryn Gaines’s 5-Year-Old Son Recalls His Mother’s Death