Officer Who Shot Md. Woman Involved in Prior Shooting

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County police say an officer who fatally shot a woman after an hours-long standoff was also involved in a shooting in 2007.

Police did not immediately provide any details of the prior shooting. In a statement Thursday, the department identified the officer only by his last name, Ruby. The officer has been with the department for 16 years.

Police Chief Jim Johnson had previously declined to identify the officer who shot 23-year-old Korryn Gaines, citing threats against the department.

Gaines, who was black, was killed on Aug. 1 after she pointed a shotgun at officers trying to serve an arrest warrant in Randallstown, a Baltimore suburb. Her 5-year-old son was with her and was injured. Her death led to protests affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement.

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