The shooting and killing of Korryn Gaines has many debating whether or not the actions taken by the Baltimore County Police were justified. During the shooting, Gaines’s 5-year-old son, Kodi, was shot and injured.
He was taken to Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital, where he is making a recovery. While in the hospital, Kodi’s cousin recorded a series of videos of him recounting what he remembers from the shooting.
In the videos, he discusses how the police came into the home and shot first. He also talked about how he wanted to stay with his mother, and in no way was she forcing him to remain in a dangerous situation.
The most interesting moment comes when Kodi says that he felt like the police were not there to help them, but he felt like they had intentions to hurt the two of them. He also claims that once the police started to shoot, they tried to run away, which is when he was shot in the arm.
This is a complicated case that will continue to unravel as more details become available. As for now, we wish Kodi a safe and speedy recovery.
You can see the videos posted by his cousin below.
Note: The Instagram account of the cousin that originally posted the videos has been made private. The videos below are reposts by other users.
(Photo: Anthia Williams via Instagram)