Korryn Gaines' memory is being kept alive at her alma mater of Baltimore City College as about 200 people gathered on Friday night for a candlelight vigil in her honor.
Gaines was shot and killed by Baltimore County police during an hour-long standoff earlier this week.
According to the Baltimore Sun, those who showed up to honor the BCC alum gathered at the entrace of the institution, where she gradauted in 2010. Friends, loved ones, and relatives all held candles and signs beside silver balloons that spelled her name.
Gaines' cousin, Creo Brady, spoke during the gathering, touching on the unjust killing of his relative.
"She wasn't careless, she was fearless," Brady said. "We asked several times to talk to her. My aunt said, 'Please let me save my baby's life.'"
Gaines' mother, Rhanda Dormeus, spoke on the police's lack of cooperation when they asked to speak with Korryn.
"I know that a person who is afraid or uptight respond best to people they're familiar with and trust," she said. "We all begged and pleaded to let us negotiate with her. They said it wasn't protocol."
Catch up on the heartbreaking story in the video, above.
(Photo: Korryn Gaines via Facebook)
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