After the shooting of Baltimore resident Korryn Gaines last week, the 23-year-old’s surviving son has been recovering in a local hospital. Family members were denied immediate access to the 5-year-old, who is nursing gunshot wounds.
Atlanta Black Star reported last week that Gaines was involved in a multi-hour standoff with Baltimore Police when she allegedly pointed a shotgun at officer and they fired killing her.
Her son was shot at as he ran out of a closet during the Aug. 1 standoff.
In the video, the man recording the family’s frustration is Gaines’ cousin. He says that Kodi’s father and grandmother were denied immediate access before he entered surgery. However, the family did get the opportunity to visit the 5-year-old afterwards.
“They got our whole family out here,” Gaines’ cousin says. “They’re telling us to be calm … They have all of this beefed up security but who’s advocating for us? Who’s out making sure we can go back there with a 5-year-old? Everybody got a job to do except the right one.”