BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Baltimore County judge has overturned a $38 million wrongful death award to the family of Korryn Gaines.

Gaines was shot and killed by Baltimore County Police in 2016 during a six-hour standoff at her Randallstown apartment, after pointing a shotgun at officers trying to serve an arrest warrant.

Her family sued Baltimore County Police, claiming that officers used excessive force when they fatally shot her and injured her 5-year-old son, Kodi.

The jury sided with the family.

One year ago, Gaines’ family was awarded $38 million in damages, including $33 million to her son, Kodi, $4.5 million to her daughter, Karsyn, and $9,000 to her parents and estate.

Now, Mickey Norman, a Baltimore County Circuit Court Judge, has dismissed the family’s claims against the county, and against Corporal Royce Ruby Jr. who fatally shot Gaines.

Norman cited “Qualified Immunity” which shields law enforcement and government officials from civil liability when carrying out their duties.

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Comments (3)
  1. Tickedoff Person says:

    GOOD..A confrontational, entitled criminal receives money for confronting police with a shot gun and placing a young boy in harms way. Police ought to sue the family for what she has done.

  2. Tess McCauley says:

    Good Decision,,,she clearly was a danger to society and to her son and to the police that were trying to serve a warrant,,,,,,

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