Deputy U.S. Marshals Shot Carjacker in Washington, D.C.

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By Steve Neavling

A would-be carjacker picked the wrong people to rob in Washington, D.C. 

Two deputies from the U.S. Marshals Service shot the suspect after he allegedly tried to steal their car in the Northeast area of the District of Columbia at 1:15 a.m. Friday, The Washington Times reports

The alleged 18-year-old carjacker, Kentrell Flowers, was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

The deputies were parked in two cars when Flowers exited another car nearby. Brandishing a handgun, Flowers approached one of the deputies and demanded his car. 

The deputy, along with the other one, fired multiple shots. 

Neither of the deputies was injured, and their identities were not disclosed. 

Flowers was charged with armed carjacking, carrying a pistol without a license and possession of a large-capacity ammunition feeding device.  

The Metropolitan Police Department Internal Affairs Bureau’s Force Investigations Team is investigating the use of force. Meanwhile, the department’s criminal investigators are investigating the alleged carjacking. 

The U.S. Attorney’s Office is reviewing the case.

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