A carjacking suspect was shot dead by a U.S. Marshal outside Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s home last week

Two deputies opened fire on a suspected carjacker just outside the home of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor last week.

A deputy U.S. marshal was at his post outside Sotomayor’s home last Friday, July 5, when at 1:17 a.m., Kentrell Flowers, 18, got out of a silver minivan and — in an apparent attempt to carjack the officer’s Dodge Durango — allegedly began pounding on the vehicle with a pistol, according to court documents and law enforcement officials.

The officer fired from inside the vehicle, hitting Flowers in the jaw. The suspect suffered a non-life-threatening injury and was taken to an area hospital. A second officer also fired his service weapon, D.C. police confirmed, but did not hit Flowers.

The teen is now charged with armed carjacking, carrying a firearm without a license and possession of a large-capacity ammunition feeding device. The latter charge indicates that the suspect allegedly carried a magazine containing more than 10 rounds, which is illegal in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. police are still investigating, but say there is no indication Flowers knew who he was trying to rob, or that he was anywhere near Justice Sotomayor’s home.

The two US Marshals have not been identified.

Carjackings have declined and are down 46% in the District this year, according to D.C. police.