Attempted Carjacker Targets Security Officer for Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor, Suspect Shot


A would-be carjacker was shot in Washington, D.C. after pointing his gun at a U.S. marshal assigned to guard the homes of U.S. Supreme Court justices near the residence of Sonia Sotomayor.

According to a criminal complaint by the D.C. Metropolitan Police, two Deputy U.S. Marshals were on duty providing protective detail on the 2100 block of 11th Street NW at approximately 1:15 a.m. when Kentrell Flowers, 18, exited a silver minivan and approached one of the unmarked Marshal’s vehicles.

Flowers pointed a pistol at the Deputy U.S. Police report that Marshal attempted to rob him by breaking the driver’s side window.

According to a police complaint, the Deputy Marshal fired his service weapon approximately four times through Flowers’ window. Another Marshal in another vehicle responded by firing his service weapon.

The U.S. Marshals Service confirmed that the Deputy U.S. Marshals involved in the shooting incident were assigned to the unit responsible for protecting the residences of U.S. Supreme Court justices. However, the agency stated it could not discuss specific details of the protective security arrangements.

No indication exists that Justice Sotomayor, at the time of this incident, was in danger or even in her own home.

Flowers was shot in the mouth, and taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening wounds.

According to the complaint, authorities recovered a.40-caliber Smith & Wesson that had 8 rounds of.40-caliber ammunition stored in a magazine with a capacity of 13 rounds.

Flowers was arrested in the hospital. Flowers faces charges for armed carjacking and carrying a gun without a permit, as well as possession of large capacity ammunition feed devices.

According to data from the Washington D.C. police, 258 carjackings have occurred in Washington D.C. so far this year. Statistics show that 71% involved firearms.

According to data, the number of carjackings has decreased by 46% since the same time last year.

In the past nine months, there have been several high-profile carjackings as well as attempted car break-ins.

Mike Gill, a former member of the Trump administration who was a part of robberies in Washington DC, was shot by robbers during an attack on thieving cars. Gill died later from his injuries.

In November, an agent of the U.S. Secret Service assigned to protect President Biden’s granddaughter, Naomi, fired at suspected car burglars in Washington, D.C.’s Georgetown neighborhood. At the time, Secret Service officials said no one was in danger.

Three armed men robbed Henry Cuellar’s car near the Capitol a month before. They did not harm him, but they stole it.