Carjacking Attempt Near Justice Sotomayor's Residence Ends in Shooting

Carjacking Attempt Near Justice Sotomayor's Residence Ends in Shooting

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Incident Overview

A carjacking attempt outside Justice Sonia Sotomayor's home led to an 18-year-old, Kentrell Flowers, being shot by deputy protecting the area early on July 5. Flowers pointed a gun at one of the marshals, prompting the shooting.

The shooting, part of a series of carjacking incidents in D.C., is under investigation by the Metropolitan Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service. Flowers was arrested and charged with multiple offenses.

Response and Context

Officials confirmed the involvement of the deputy marshals in the Supreme Court justices' protection unit and stated that the incident occurred near Sotomayor's residence. The Supreme Court has not commented on the event.

This incident, amid a decrease in D.C. carjackings, drew attention to Justice Sotomayor's stance on gun rights, with some critics highlighting a perceived inconsistency between her views and the use of firearms for security.
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