WATCH: Korryn Gaines’ Son Kodi Talks About Shooting [Full Video]

Kodi Gaines, the 5-year-old son of Korryn Gaines, was recorded by a family member in his hospital bed Thursday, talking about the police shooting that left his mother dead and him wounded.

The video was posted to Instagram by Gaines’ cousin, who has since made her account private. Baltimore BLOC, a local community group, combined the series of videos and posted the full footage to Youtube. You can watch it above.

Korryn Gaines was killed by police in Baltimore County, Maryland, after a standoff that lasted several hours at her apartment in Randallstown.

The boy was shot by a Baltimore County police tactical officer, police said in a press release Friday.

“As a result of an additional medical procedure performed today at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Baltimore County Police believe that a round fired by a tactical officer struck Kodi Gaines, the five-year-old who suffered non life-threatening injuries in Monday’s police-involved shooting in Randallstown,” police said. “Additional forensics tests will be conducted on the recovered round. The injury is to the left cheek.”

According to police, officers went to Gaines’ apartment Monday morning to serve warrants against her and her boyfriend. She was wanted for failure to appear in court on several charges stemming from a March traffic stop,. Her boyfriend was wanted on a second-degree assault related to a previous domestic incident in which Korryn Gaines was the victim, police said.

When police arrived at Gaines’ home, they said they saw her with a shotgun. Her boyfriend, Kareem Kiean Courtney, 39, ran out of the home with a 1-year-old boy and was taken into custody. Gaines barricaded herself in the apartment with Kodi, police said. After several hours, police said Gaines threatened to shoot an officer, who fired at her once. Police said she returned fire and officers shot at her a second time, killing her. You can read more about the shooting and Korryn Gaines here.

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Kodi Gaines, Korryn Gaines’ son. (Youtube)

In the Instagram videos posted on Thursday, Kodi Gaines talked about what he remembers from the shooting.

“The police kicked the door down,” Kodi says. He was hiding in the closet when that happened. He says he then came out of the closet with his mother.

“I was sitting next to my mother and then we were sitting out there, and then the police didn’t want us to go to our rooms,” Kodi says. He says Kareem, meaning Gaines’ boyfriend, Kareem Courtney, left the apartment with the other boy, but Kodi said he wanted to stay with his mom, even though Kareem wanted him to go.

Kodi talked about the moments before the shooting.

“My mother said back off, so the police said please back up, and then they started shooting,” Kodi says. “And then the police just took me. … They saw me run and they hurt my arm.”

When asked if they shot him on purpose, Kodi answers, “yes. The end.”

31 Comments

31 Comments

Anonymous

When I saw the videos that this mother made before the shoot out. She had starting instagram back in March on a routine tariff top. Before the police approached the vehicle. She told her son not to get out of the vehicle and then she shoved at him. Then preceded to tell him to fight the police. This was doing nothing but training this child to not follow simple rules. Then when they approach all she could id tell them that they were going to have to kill her to get her out of the car. Thee days ago another altercation happened and it was even more convoluted. A warrant was sworn out on the boyfriend for assault on the girlfriend and mother of the children who were also there. The children were there. She again instagram the incident. This was for a purpose. She knew that she was in direct violation of the law and the boyfriend also knew this. Why do think that he ran out. He know without doubt that this woman was going to fight. She was prepared almost as if she planned it. She made sure the 5 year old did not go. The police negotiated with the woman for hours. .She also made sure that this son stated that they were there to kill them. she was the one wanting that child to be shot. Then when it did not happen the family went to the hospital and did the taping and the child stated that the police shot him on purpose. There was an agenda deployed here by a radicals to keep the hit out on the police. his is nothing but thwarting laws and it done by the racists of the blacks on white police.

As far I could see this woman was a radical and she was willing to indoctrinate her son and she was willing to die for her agenda.

Black KKK

whites have been killing and shooting brown and black kids for a long time this is nothing new filthy evil pig skin devils!!!!

Mark

The waste of good money spent on these damn blacks, this needs to somehow stop. Love the USA.

Voiceofreason

Is your comment meant to be a joke. I wish you could here how stupid you sound. Go back to the motherland and work the diamond fields scum racist. America doesn’t want your kind here, filth.

Anonymous

I think you meant to say “shooting brown and black criminals”. Many black people believe cops shoot blacks just for the fun of it. But yet they go out of their way to put themselves in situations (stealing cars, robbing stores, failure to appear in court, selling drugs, etc.) where cops are going to be called out on them. What that tells me is that deep down inside they know that 99% of the time they encounter police nothing happens. They are taught not to respect the police or for that matter anyone else. But then they get brave and push it too far and get shot. I have plants growing in my back yard smarter than these black criminals who get shot.

Anonymous

PIG SKIN devils? Well I guess that is better than SHIT COLORED skin.

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