Kareem Courtney -- the boyfriend of Korryn Gaines, fatally shot by police Monday after she pointed a shotgun at and threatened to kill a tactical officer during a barricade in the unit block of Sulky Court -- was charged today with distributing heroin from the Sulky Court apartment.
Homicide detectives found the heroin during execution of a search warrant at the apartment; this was part of their criminal investigation of the police-involved shooting. Three bags containing 75 capsules of an off-white substance -- later determined through forensic examination to be heroin -- were found in the kitchen. The heroin totaled 26.7 grams.
Police also recovered the Mossberg pistol grip shotgun Gaines used to assault the tactical officer, as well as numerous shotgun shells.
Courtney, 39, of the unit block of Sulky Court, faces nine charges including: Possession of a narcotic with intent to distribute; possession of a Schedule I narcotic; maintenance of a common nuisance; possession of paraphernalia; and five firearms charges.
Courtney is disqualified from owning or having access to firearms and ammunition because of his previous criminal record. He was convicted of attempted murder in 1996 and sentenced to eight years. He also has prior convictions for drug distribution and firearms violations.
Courtney is held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
Courtney was in the Sulky Road apartment with Gaines Monday morning when police went to serve warrants on each of them; Courtney's warrant was for second-degree assault, and Gaines' was a failure to appear bench warrant for traffic violations -- including resisting arrest -- incurred during a March 10 traffic stop. Courtney was arrested Monday when he left the apartment minutes after the warrant service officers announced their presence. Gaines refused to leave and, armed with the shotgun, remained inside with her five-year-old son in a barricade that lasted about seven hours.