A candlelight vigil will be held Friday night at Baltimore City College to mourn the death of Korryn Gaines, who was killed in a standoff with Baltimore County police at her home in Randallstown on Aug 1, according to reporting from the Baltimore Sun.
A warrant for Gaines’s arrest was issued after Gaines failed to appear in court over citations she received March 10 for driving without a license plate. An attempt to serve the warrant escalated into a barricade situation at Gaines’s apartment Monday morning.
Armed with a long gun, and with her five-year-old son by her side, she engaged in an hours-long standoff with police. The standoff ended in a shootout when, according to police, pointed her gun at police and said, “If you don’t leave, I’m going to kill you.” Police said that an officer fired first. Gaines shot back but was killed in the shooting. Her son sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
A Facebook post announcing the vigil asks mourners to show up at 7 p.m. with a candle and “pink lipstick or lip gloss” to honor Gaines’s memory. The post also asked that participants “come with peace and respect for her, her family & her friends.”
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