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2 officers added to wrongful death suit in police shooting

Posted October 11

— Lawyers representing the family of a woman fatally shot by Baltimore County police have added two more officers to a wrongful death lawsuit they filed in September.

Attorney J. Wyndal Gordon announced the updated complaint Tuesday.

Korryn Gaines was shot and killed during an hourslong standoff in her Randallstown apartment. Police have said Gaines wielded a shotgun at officers who came to her apartment to serve an arrest warrant. Gaines' 5-year-old son was also struck.

Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger declined to file charges against the officers involved. Attorneys representing Gaines' family say officers violated her rights by illegally entering her apartment without a search warrant.

The updated complaint identifies the officer who killed Gaines for the first time by his full name, Officer 1st Class Royce Ruby. Two other officers, John Dowell and Allen Griffin, were also named.


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