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Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor’s bodyguards shoot would-be carjacker outside her home

Two deputy US Marshals shot a would-be carjacker who pulled a gun on him while they were guarding Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s home in Washington, DC, authorities said.

The marshals were parked outside Sotomayor’s home in northwest DC on July 5 when Kentrell Flowers, 18, allegedly walked up to one of their cars around 1:15 a.m. and pointed a gun one of the federal agents, the US Marshals Service told The Post.

US Marshals protecting Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor shot a would-be carjacker on July 5. AP
The marshals said they recovered this handgun from the attacker. MPD

One of the federal agents drew his weapon and fired several shots at the suspect, with the second officer also firing his weapon at Flowers. 

Flowers, of Southeast DC, was arrested and treated at a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.

The Obama-appointed justice was not home at the time of the carjacking, according to a source.

Metropolitan Police detectives are investigating the shooting, and recovered a semi-automatic handgun from the scene.

The Deputy US Marshals involved in the shooting incident were part of the unit protecting the residences of U.S. Supreme Court justices,” the US Marshals office said in a statement.  

The shooting took place outside the justice’s home in northwest DC. Google Maps

The teenage suspect was charged with armed carjacking, carrying a pistol without a license, and possession of a large capacity magazine. 

The US Marshals office and Metropolitan Police Department declined to elaborate further on the case, which remains under investigation.  

This is just the latest in a series of high profile carjackings of federal agents and VIPs in the nation’s capital.

Last year, Secret Service agents assigned to President Biden’s granddaughter, Naomi, opened fire on a group of people attempting to break into an unmarked Secret Service car. 

Officials said the agents found three people attempting to enter the parked car at Naomi’s Georgetown neighborhood just before midnight on Nov. 12. 

In January, former Trump administration official Mike Gill was fatally wounded by a carjacker as he sat in his vehicle on K Street at about 5:45 p.m.

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