Alec Baldwin’s trial begins, and different headlines


Alec Baldwin’s trial begins, and different headlines

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Two deputies opened fireplace on a suspected carjacker simply exterior the house of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor final week.

A deputy U.S. Marshal was at his publish exterior Sotomayor’s house final Friday, July 5, when at 1:17 a.m., Kentrell Flowers, 18, emerged from a silver minivan and — in an obvious try to carjack the officer’s Dodge Durango — allegedly started rapping a pistol in opposition to the automobile, in keeping with court docket paperwork and legislation enforcement officers. 

The deputy fired from contained in the automobile, putting Flowers within the jaw. The suspect sustained a non-life-threatening harm and was transported to an space hospital. A second deputy additionally fired his service weapon, D.C. police confirmed, however didn’t hit Flowers. 

The teen is now charged with armed carjacking, carrying a pistol with out a license and possession of a large-capacity ammunition-feeding system. That final cost signifies the suspect is was allegedly carrying {a magazine} with greater than 10 rounds — which is against the law in Washington, D.C. 

D.C. Police are nonetheless investigating however say there is not any indication Flowers knew who he was making an attempt to carjack — or that he was close to Justice Sotomayor’s house.

The two U.S. Marshals weren’t recognized.

Carjackings have been waning and are down by 46% within the District this 12 months, in keeping with D.C. police.