Prosecutor: No Charges in Fatal Shooting of Maryland Woman

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — A Maryland prosecutor says no one will be charged in the shooting death of a woman during a standoff she posted on social media.

Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger announced in a statement Wednesday that prosecutors determined the officer was justified in the shooting, and the state will not take any further action.

Police have said officers went to Korryn Gaines’ apartment in Randallstown last month to serve a warrant and she was shot after barricading herself inside with her son and pointing a shotgun at officers.

Gaines’ family filed a wrongful-death lawsuit last week. The NAACP Legal Defense Fund is seeking an independent review of police department policies after the shooting.

Gaines was black. Authorities identified the officer as First Class Ruby, releasing only his last name and rank, per departmental policy.

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