Would-be carjacker targets Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor security detail officer, suspect shot

A would-be carjacker was shot Friday in Washington, D.C., when he pointed a gun at a U.S. Marshal assigned to protect the homes of U.S. Supreme Court Justices near the residence of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Two Deputy U.S. Marshals were on-duty working a protective detail on the 2100 block of 11th Street NW around 1:15 a.m. when Kentrell Flowers, 18, exited a silver minivan and approached one of the unmarked Marshal’s vehicles, D.C. Metropolitan Police said in a criminal complaint.

Flowers pointed a handgun at the Deputy U.S. Marshal through the driver-side window in an apparent attempt to carjack him, according to police.

The Deputy Marshal pulled out his service firearm and fired approximately four times at Flowers through the window, according to a police criminal complaint. A second Marshal from another vehicle also responded and fired his service weapon. 

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There is no indication Justice Sotomayor was in her home at the time or in any danger when a suspected carjacker targeted a Deputy U.S. Marshal in an unmarked U.S. government vehicle near the justice’s home in Washington, D.C. on Friday. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images, File)

The U.S. Marshals Service confirmed to

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