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Woman killed by police after barricading herself in home with a child

RANDALLSTOWN, Md. – Baltimore County police say officers have shot and killed a woman who barricaded herself and a child inside a suburban Baltimore apartment and pointed a gun at them.

Authorities say a 5-year-old boy was shot in a limb Monday and taken to a hospital. Police could not determine if he was shot by the woman or officers.

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The department said in a news release that detectives went to the Randallstown apartment about 9:25 a.m. to serve arrest warrants.

Police say when a detective entered the apartment, 23-year-old Korryn Gaines was sitting on the floor, pointing a long gun at him. Police then retreated.

Police say about 3 p.m., Gaines pointed the gun at an officer and threatened to kill him. An officer shot at Gaines, and police say she returned fire.

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The woman died at the scene. No officers were injured.

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