U.S. Marshal Shoots Suspect Attempting to Steal His Car Outside Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s Home

A teenage suspect attempting to steal a car from Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s U.S. Marshal bodyguard was shot by the federal bodyguard outside Sotomayor’s home on July 5.

The D.C. Metropolitan Police Department has reported a deputy US Marshal who is assigned to Sotomayor as a federal bodyguard was sitting inside his car near Sotomayor’s condominium when he was approached by 18-year-old Kentrell Flowers, who attempted to carjack him.

In a press release, the Metropolitan Police stated, “The suspect exited a vehicle, approached one of the Marshals, and pointed a handgun at him in an apparent attempt to carjack him.”

“The Marshal drew his service weapon and fired several shots at the suspect. A second Marshal from another vehicle also responded and fired his service weapon,” added the Metropolitan Police

The suspect of the carjacking was transported to a nearby hospital where he is facing non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect, Kentrell Flowers, has since been arrested and charged with “armed carjacking, carrying a pistol without a license, and possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device.”

Per The Daily Mail:

A teenage suspect was shot by US Marshals on Friday after allegedly attempting to carjack Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s federal bodyguards outside her home, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal.

Metropolitan Police Department confirmed it was investigating a shooting that took place in Northwest Washington, DC., where two marshals were on duty working ‘a protective detail’ in the early hours of July 5.

A Deputy US Marshal was sitting in his car outside the top judge’s condominium at 1:15 am when 18-year-old Kentrell Flowers approached, pointed a handgun at him, and tried to steal his vehicle, according to a police report obtained by DailyMail.com.

Local police issued a press release about the incident last week but did not mention its connection to Sotomayor.

It has not been reported if Justice Sotomayor was at home during the incident.

 

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