Deputy U.S. Marshal Shoots Teen Who Tried to Carjack His Car Outside Supreme Court Justice’s Home

Deputy U.S. Marshal Shoots Teen Who Tried to Carjack His Car Outside Supreme Court Justice’s Home



CNN

A deputy U.S. marshal shot an 18-year-old who tried to carjack him while he was on duty near Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s home in Washington, D.C., law enforcement said.

The attempted carjacking appears to have been random, a person familiar with the investigation told CNN, and there is no indication that the alleged crime is connected to Sotomayor’s residence. The deputy marshal was in an unmarked car at the time of the attempted carjacking, according to court documents.

According to the Metropolitan Police Department, there have been nearly 260 carjacking incidents in the District of Columbia this year.

The alleged carjacker, Kentrell Flowers, approached a sheriff’s deputy in his car around 1:17 a.m. and pointed a gun through the car window, authorities said. The deputy pulled out his service weapon and fired several shots at Flowers, hitting him in the mouth. The sheriff’s deputy administered first aid to Flowers at the scene, according to court documents.

Flowers was treated at a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and is charged with armed carjacking and other related crimes.

It was not immediately clear whether Flowers had retained an attorney.

The marshal involved in last week’s shooting is under investigation by the Metropolitan Police Department.

“The officer-involved shooting incident remains under investigation by the Metropolitan Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division’s Law Enforcement Investigation Team, which investigates all officer-involved shootings in the District of Columbia,” the department said in its statement.

This story has been updated with additional reporting.