Officers kill woman barricaded in home with a child

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Randallstown — Baltimore County police say an armed woman who barricaded herself and a child inside a suburban Baltimore apartment has been shot and killed by officers. Authorities say the child was shot in an extremity and taken to a hospital.

The department said in a series of Tweets that detectives went to the apartment in Randallstown about 09:25 on Monday to serve an arrest warrant. Police say the woman named in the warrant was armed and had a child with her. It was not immediately clear the relationship between the woman and the child.

Police say the detectives retreated and called for backup.

The department Tweeted at 17:13 that the woman had been shot and killed and the child was taken to a hospital.

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