Teen shot by U.S. marshal during attempted carjacking near Sotomayor’s residence

Marshals Prevent Carjacking Near Supreme Court Justice Residence

A teenage carjacker’s attempt near the residence of Justice Sonia Sotomayor was foiled by a U.S. marshal on a Supreme Court protective detail who shot and wounded him.

Details of the Incident

The incident took place at 1:17 a.m. in the U Street corridor, where Kentrell Flowers, 18, attempted to carjack a parked government vehicle. Flowers pointed a handgun at the marshal inside, leading to the shooting.

Response and Outcome

The marshal fired shots, hitting Flowers in the mouth, while another marshal also discharged their weapon. The carjacked vehicle driver fled the scene, leaving the vehicle behind, which remains unrecovered.

Investigation and Charges

Flowers, hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, faces charges of armed carjacking, carrying a pistol without a license, and possessing an illegal ammunition-feeding device. A handgun was recovered at the scene, and Flowers has not yet secured legal representation.

Legal Proceedings

The U.S. Marshals Service spokesperson confirmed the involvement of marshals assigned to protect U.S. Supreme Court justices, including Justice Sotomayor.

Law Enforcement Update

The D.C. police reported a significant drop in carjackings in the District, with a 46% decrease in the first half of 2023 compared to the same period in the previous year.

Follow-Up Investigation

The shooting incident is under investigation by the D.C. police department’s internal affairs division, ensuring a thorough review of the circumstances.

Read More of this Story at www.washingtonpost.com – 2024-07-10 04:05:23

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