Attorneys for the estate of Korryn Gaines contend that Baltimore County officers broke the law when they entered her apartment and when one officer fatally shot her during an August barricade.
Attorneys also say a neighbor overheard Gaines' exchanges with police, including police refusing to show her their arrest warrant. Attorneys say the neighbor heard Gaines tell police early in the encounter that if they put their guns down and backed up from her Randallstown apartment, she would surrender. Officers declined that offer, attorneys say.
Gaines was wanted on a bench warrant, and her boyfriend was wanted on a separate arrest warrant for assault. She pointed a gun at officers, leading to an hours-long standoff that ended when, police say, she told officers to leave or she would open fire. That's when an officer shot at Gaines, then she returned fire, leading an officer to fire the shot that took her life. The officer, under an agreement with the Fraternal Order of Police, has only been identified as Officer Ruby. Young Kodi Gaines was injured by a police round.