Teen Shot After Alleged Carjacking Attempt on Sotomayor's Bodyguards

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Posted 9 days ago

In the early hours of July 5, a teenage suspect was shot by US Marshals after allegedly attempting to carjack Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's federal bodyguards outside her home in Northwest Washington, DC.

The suspect, identified as 18-year-old Kentrell Flowers, approached a Deputy US Marshal sitting in his car outside Sotomayor's condominium at 1:15am and pointed a handgun at him, attempting to steal his vehicle.

The Marshal drew his service weapon and fired several shots at Flowers, while a second Marshal from another vehicle also responded and fired his service weapon.

Flowers was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. No law enforcement officers were injured.

Flowers was arrested and charged with armed carjacking, carrying a pistol without a license, and possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device.

The location of the incident was revealed to be a residential street in North West DC where Sotomayor owns a condo, and the US Marshals Service confirmed that the officers involved were part of her protection team.

The shooting is under investigation by the PD's Internal Affairs Division Force Investigations Team, and the case will be independently reviewed by the United States Attorney's Office.

This incident is not the first high-profile attempted car-related theft in DC in recent months. In November 2023, Secret Service agents stationed outside the home of President Joe Biden's granddaughter Naomi opened fire on two teens who were fleeing after allegedly stealing over $1,000 of gear from a black Ford Expedition 'used for members of the first family'.

DC police reported more than 900 carjackings and over 6,000 stolen vehicles in 2023, a sharp rise on the previous year.

The DC council member for the district where Sotomayor's condo is located, Brianne Nadeau, is facing a recall motion for supporting the Defund the Police movement. A group campaigning for her recall said Nadeau voted for budgets that 'defunded the police by $15million' and 'passed legislation to reduce penalties on violent crime, illegal gun crimes, and carjackings'.

The Committee to Recall Brianne Nadeau points to DC crime data showing a 100% increase in homicides, 56% increase in assaults with a dangerous weapon, and 48% increase in motor vehicle theft between 2022 and 2023.

The rise in crime in DC is a cause for concern, and the recent shooting incident outside Sotomayor's home highlights the need for increased security measures for Supreme Court Justices and other high-profile individuals.

The shooting incident also raises questions about the effectiveness of the Defund the Police movement, which has been criticized by conservatives for reducing police funding and resources, leading to an increase in crime.

The incident also highlights the need for stricter gun control laws, as the suspect was able to obtain a handgun despite being underage.

The shooting incident is a reminder of the dangers faced by law enforcement officers and the need for increased support and resources for them.

The incident also underscores the need for increased security measures for Supreme Court Justices and other high-profile individuals, as they are often targeted by criminals.

The shooting incident is a reminder of the importance of protecting the safety and security of Supreme Court Justices and other high-profile individuals, and the need for increased resources and support for law enforcement officers.


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