Kareem Courtney 39, the boyfriend of Korryn Gaines, the woman who was fatally shot by police last week, is facing nine charges after police found roughly 26.7 grams of heroin at the apartment he and Gaines shared.


Kareem Courtney (Courtesy Photo)

Baltimore County Police executed a search of the Randallstown apartment in the complex of Carriage Hill after a 7-hour standoff that left Gaines, 23 dead and her 5-year-old wounded. Gaines was armed with a shotgun when she threatened to kill police after they came to the home to serve she and Courtney arrest warrants. Courtney escaped through the backdoor with a smaller child, while Gaines remained in the home with her son. Gaines was being served a failure to appear warrant for a traffic violation, while Courtney’s arrest warrant was for second-degree assault-against Gaines.

When the apartment was being searched after the standoff, police found three bags containing 75 capsules of a white substance which, after forensic testing, was determined to be heroin. Investigators also found the Mossberg Pistol Grip shotgun used by Gaines and several shotgun casings.

Courtney’s nine charges include 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. According to police, Courtney was not allowed to own or have access to firearms because of his previous record.

Courtney was convicted of attempted murder in 1996 and sentenced to 8 years according to Maryland Case Search. Other previous convictions include drug distribution and firearms violations.

Courtney remains held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.