Authorities respond to the scene Randallstown, Md., Monday, Aug. 1, 2016.(Maya Earls/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
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In the midst of a five-hour standoff that turned deadly, Facebook granted an emergency request from the Baltimore County Police Department to take offline the social media accounts belonging to a woman who wielded a shotgun at officers.Videos posted on Facebook and Instagram appeared to show Gaines, who was black, talking with police in the doorway to her apartment and to her son during the standoff.The standoff Monday began after three officers went to Gaines' apartment to serve arrest warrants on her and her boyfriend, Kareem K. Courtney, 39, according to police.Authorities said Gaines was armed during the standoff with a 12-gauge pistol grip shotgun that was legally purchased last year and toward the end of the negotiations pointed it directly at an officer and said, "If you don't leave, I'm going to kill you".An officer shot at her and Gaines fired two shots, but missed the officers, who returned fire and killed her, police said.
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