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No charges filed in Korryn Gaines shooting

No charges filed in Korryn Gaines shooting

No criminal charges will be filed in the shooting death of Korryn Gaines by a Baltimore County police officer last month, the county's chief prosecutor announced Wednesday.

State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger informed Gaines' family and their lawyers of the decision during a meeting in Towson. He also sent a letter to the county Police Department, writing that the officer who killed the 23-year-old Randallstown woman at the end of an hours-long standoff Aug. 1 fired the fatal shots because he feared for his safety when Gaines pointed a shotgun at officers.

"Based upon all of the circumstances, it is determined that this shooting was justified and the State will take no...