Korryn Gaines: Martyr or Not?

by TV One Staff

August 3, 2016

It’s only midweek and the internet already has a new name to say when it comes to police-involved shootings and civilians: Her name, Korryn Gaines.

According to The Huffington Post, the 23-year old mother was fatally shot and her 5-year old son was injured by gunfire after police went to her home to serve a warrant after she failed to appear in court. It is being reported that after an hour long standoff which included negotiators, Korryn was killed after pointing a gun at Baltimore County officers, threatening to shoot if they did not leave her home.

Korryn was an avid user of social media and made several posts with her son in reference to police incidents, some of them as they were occurring:

As of recent, more videos have surfaced of incidents with Korryn and the police from March. We can already tell this story will continue to develop in the coming days.

TELL US: What are your thoughts on this situation? Do you think that Korryn Gaines is a martyr alongside the names of the other black men, women, and children killed in police-involved shootings?