Officers who fatally shot Korryn Gaines, injured son, not charged
The police officers who fatally shot Korryn Gaines and wounded her 5-year-old son during a standoff, will not face any charges, a family attorney said.
The Baltimore-area police officers who fatally shot Korryn Gaines and wounded her 5-year-old son during a standoff last month will not face any charges, a lawyer for the family said.
The family’s attorney, J. Wyndal Gordon, said that he does not foresee any criminal charges in the Aug. 1 shooting at Gaines’ Maryland apartment.
Gordon added that he will meet Wednesday with Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger to discuss the case.
“Basically, ‘We investigated ourselves, and we found that we didn’t do anything wrong,'” Gordon said. “That’s what I expect them to say.”
Prosecutors asked that any decisions on charges “be first communicated to the family of Ms. Gaines before statements to the public are made.”
Gordon, who is representing Gaines’ estate in a wrongful death lawsuit filed last week, said he knows they will decline to press charges against the officers.
“They confirmed it by their silence,” Gordon said. “The tone and tenor of the conversation lead me to believe they will not be filing charges.”