A Vigil for Korryn Gaines Will Be Held Tonight at Baltimore City College

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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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  1. Oh good! Honoring the memory of a belligerent, defiant, armed woman who threatened police with her gun and used her child as a human shield while refusing to be served her arrest warrant is a good lesson for Baltimore’s youth. Come with peace & respect? Like the peace and respect Korryn showed officers on Monday?

  2. Come with “pink lipstick or lip gloss” – what an absurd detail. “Come with peace and respect” indeed – just like the respect she showed her son and fellow citizens.

  3. I wouldn’t say anything about this except I saw the comments below and I wish we could all just hope that she is at peace and that her child receives all the love and care he deserves. Until you’ve walked in another’s shoes, it’s not your place to judge.

  4. I’m so sorry for the lost of korryn.I knew herfrom being my neighbor when she was smaller.was always so pretty.just so unbelievable.so sad to hear about this tragedy.she grew up and turned into a beautiful young lady,seemed to be so smart and intelligent.I’m so sorry ,still can’t swallow this one.well sleep answer now korryn.sing with the angels a new song.
    Peace&blessings to rhanda &family.
    Tonya from lorman street

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