Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News Editorials & Other Articles General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

Jose Garcia

(2,718 posts)
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 09:15 PM Jul 9

Justice Sonia Sotomayor's security detail shoots man during attempted carjacking, authorities say

Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — A member of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s security detail shot an armed man during an attempted carjacking in the early morning hours, according to court documents.

It happened as two deputy U.S. Marshals were on duty in a government car in Washington, D.C., about 1 a.m. on July 5. They were confronted by a man who got out of a silver minivan and pointed a gun at one of them through the driver’s side window, according to a criminal complaint. The car was unmarked but the pair were dressed in U.S. Marshals shirts.

The deputy pulled out his department-issued gun and shot the man about four times, hitting him in the mouth. He then gave the man first aid while the minivan drove away, charges state. The suspect was hospitalized and placed under arrest on suspicion of attempted carjacking and resisting officers.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. Marshals confirmed the deputies were part of the detail protecting Supreme Court justices. The deputies were stationed near Sotomayor’s home.

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/supreme-court-washington-dc-carjacking-4e97e37bef064a372d59ba74229c0982

9 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies


(12,834 posts)
9. Won't matter. Van was probably stolen. Show up in the hood in a mini, ya get mocked.
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 07:22 AM
Jul 10

The plan was to jack the Marshall car and use it to lay down donuts in front of your friends. Strip it, then abandon it.

Rinse and repeat, tomorrow night.


(5,373 posts)
4. One of my guilty pleasures used to be world's dumbest criminals. These bumbling crooks deserve a feature
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 10:29 PM
Jul 9

Well, they will have an interesting story to tell their new prison buddies.


(32,310 posts)
6. The feds are NOT known for leniency,
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 11:53 PM
Jul 9

especially when prosecuting guys like this loser who will need a public defender.

Sheesh, he's 18 and threw his life away...for what?

Latest Discussions»Latest Breaking News»Justice Sonia Sotomayor's...