Homicide

Chief won't identify officer who shot woman in barricade

Citing an "unprecedented number" of threats against his department, Baltimore County's police chief says he will not identify the officer who fatally shot a woman after an hourslong standoff at her apartment.

A department news release on Thursday says Jim Johnson also cited the recent killings of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as a factor in his decision.

Police say 23-year-old Korryn Gaines was fatally shot Monday in her Randallstown apartment when she pointed a shotgun directly at an officer. Gaines' 5-year-old son, who was in the apartment, was injured.

The police department, in accordance with its agreement with the Fraternal Order of Police, waits 48 hours after a shooting to identify the officers involved.

Johnson says the department has received threats against specific officers and officials.