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#KorrynGaines Update: No Confirmation Child Was Used as Shield and Exactly Why Her Instagram Account Was Deactivated

After the shooting death of 23-year-old Baltimore, Maryland resident Korryn Gaines, new reports suggest that the woman — who engaged in a police standoff Monday — suffered from long-term mental and behavioral effects from lead poisoning.

According to NBC News, during the Aug. 1 standoff, the 23-year-old recorded a video of her talking to her now-wounded 5-year-old as officers were trying to serve arrest warrants.

The Instagram video was posted to her profile. Gaines’ followers encouraged her not to comply, said Police Chief Jim Johnson.

In addition, new developments show that the Baltimore Police Department confirmed that they asked Facebook to suspend her account immediately after her death.

Officers claim the Baltimore resident held them at bay with a 12-gauge pistol grip shotgun during the standoff. After she threatened them, officers fired first. Atlanta Black Star reported that Gaines returned fire and officers shot 3 rounds, killing her.

However, cops claim they are not sure who wounded the 5-year-old child. Johnson said officers did not know where the child was during the multiple-hour standoff.

The most startling development in the shooting reveals that Gaines suffered from behavior-altering lead poisoning.

NBC News reports that Gaines filed a lawsuit against former landlords about inhabitable living conditions. A doctor on her behalf said that she “was exposed to a sea of lead-contaminated houses.”

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3 thoughts on “#KorrynGaines Update: No Confirmation Child Was Used as Shield and Exactly Why Her Instagram Account Was Deactivated

  1. Lalanya Love says:

    Let me tell you something, whether you are intentionally 'using a child as a shield' or not … the reason ppl are using this 'phrase' to describe what she done is because when you put a child in the middle of a situation that involves the line of fire between you and police .. that is exactly what you are doing. She knew they were there on a warrant for her- not her child. She also knew that having a weapon put her at a greater threat level in the police eyes – – AND she also THOUGHT she would less likely to be shot at if she was holding said son as well!! Holding your son while in the middle of all this & knowing all that you know about the danger of the situation- YES YOU PUT YOUR CHILD AT RISK … same thing as using them … same thing as 'using them as a shield' when you involve them in this manner

  2. You DID read this part right???? "However, cops claim they are not sure who wounded the 5-year-old child. Johnson said officers did not know where the child was during the multiple-hour standoff."

    It's the 3rd paragraph from the bottom.
    Also Korryn Gaines…" suffered from long-term mental and behavioral effects from lead poisoning.

    Let's wait and see what really happened and why, maybe it just might be the case of using the child or maybe, it might be a case where the police lied, or maybe it might be the case that she was not mentally capable of understanding.
    Again. let's just wait until all the real facts are known BEFORE we speak on the matter.

  3. Soleil Aluyi says:

    You know this women was not using her child as a shield, STOP playing your 'games'.and trying to change the truth. May I add, her child is already in danger!!!!!!!!!! HELLO

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