By Mahita Gajanan
August 2, 2016

Police fatally shot an African-American woman and injured a boy during an hours-long standoff Monday in Maryland.

Korryn Gaines, 23, was killed after three police officers attempted to serve arrest warrants to her and her boyfriend, Kareem Courtney, 39, at her apartment in Randallstown, near Baltimore. Gaines was allegedly pointing a gun at the officers and was shot and killed after she repeatedly threatened to kill the officers, Baltimore County police said in a news release.

Gaines’s 5-year-old son was in the apartment and was injured after being shot in the crossfire. He was taken to Johns Hopkins Children’s Center for treatment. Police said it was unclear whether he was shot by Gaines or by the officers.

Police said they had a warrant to arrest Gaines for an outstanding traffic violation when they went to her apartment Monday morning. Gaines barricaded herself with a shotgun, prompting a standoff that lasted more than five hours, police said.

According to police, at 3 p.m., Gaines pointed her weapon at an officer and said, “If you don’t leave, I’m going to kill you.”

Police said Courtney was apprehended as he tried to leave the apartment with a 1-year-old boy.

Write to Mahita Gajanan at mahita.gajanan@time.com.

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