Gloria Darden reportedly sustained superficial wounds in the attempt, which took place Wednesday just after 9 p.m. CBS Baltimore reports she was taken to a local hospital, but did not require surgery or stitches.
The reported attempt comes just weeks after Darden and other members her family were awarded $6.4 million for Gray’s death; of the $6.4 million, Darden will reportedly receive $5.36 million. The 25-year-old Gray died in April while in the custody of Baltimore police officers, allegedly during a “rough ride” to the station that followed his illegal arrest; six of the officers involved have been charged for his death, including one charged with second-degree murder.
“Because of an improper invasion of her privacy, Ms. Darden is being thrust into the national spotlight about an extraordinarily personal matter while she is still mourning the loss of her son. I saw her today and I can assure you that this kind of publicity is not at all helpful. We strongly urge the media to show restraint. The family asks that you continue to pray for her and for them.”
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