Suspected Carjacker Shot By U.S. Marshal Near D.C. Home of Sonia Sotomayor

The attempted carjacking suspect suffered non-life-threatening injuries

<p>J. Scott Applewhite/AP</p> Sonia Sotomayor

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Sonia Sotomayor

A U.S. Marshal assigned to a detail protecting U.S. Supreme Court justices shot a suspected carjacker in Washington, D.C., near the home of Sonia Sotomayor.

The city’s Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement that just after 1 a.m. on Friday, July 5, a man approached a parked car containing a U.S. Marshal working a protective detail. Police allege the man pointed a gun at the deputy marshal, who in turn fired multiple shots with his service weapon.

Another deputy in a separate vehicle also fired his gun, according to police.

The suspect, identified as Kentrell Flowers, 18, was shot in the mouth, according to a statement of facts filed by the Marshals Service. Flowers suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital. He is charged with armed carjacking, carrying a pistol without a license and possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device, police say. It is not immediately clear if he has retained an attorney or entered a plea.

According to the statement of facts, a van that the suspect exited before the alleged attempted carjacking fled the scene.

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NBC News reported that the Marshals Service confirmed in a statement that the deputies who fired the shots were both assigned to a Supreme Court justice’s protective detail, but did not confirm which justice.

NBC, ABC News and The Hill reported that the shooting occurred in the area of Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s residence.

The Metropolitan Police Department’s Internal Affairs Bureau is investigating the officer-involved shooting.

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