Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s Security Detail Shoots Man During Attempted Carjacking, Authorities Say

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    FILE - Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor attends a panel discussion, Feb. 23, 2024 in Washington. The Supreme Court allowed a president to become a "king above the law," in the use of official power, Sotomayor said in a biting dissent Monday, July 1, that called the majority opinion on immunity for former President Donald Trump "utterly indefensible." Joined by the court's two other liberals, Sotomayor said the opinion would have disastrous consequences for the presidency and the nation's democracy by creating a "law-free zone around the president." (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

    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.

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    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.

    Sotomayor was not directly mentioned in court documents and there is no indication she was the target of the attack.

    It comes after a string of high-profile carjackings in the nation’s capital last year. Other victims included a diplomat from the United Arab Emirates and U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas. Secret Service agents protecting President Joe Biden’s granddaughter also opened fire after three people tried to break into an unmarked Secret Service vehicle last year. No one was struck.

    The overall number of carjackings is on the decline so far this year, according to police data.


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    Beto O'Rourke
    Beto O'Rourke
    8 days ago

    Guns are dangerous. Why in the world would she allow her “security detail” to carry a firearm?! She is against any law abiding white middle class male to own legal registered guns. Typical affirmative action pick double standard hypocrite. Do as I say not as I do.

    zeppo
    zeppo
    7 days ago

    That guy needs to practice more. The carjacker should be room temperature. Now he will cost the taxpayers a small fortune in medical, legal and prison expenses.

    XYZ
    XYZ
    8 days ago

    Par for the course for a typical lefty hypocrite. Since her days as an appellate court, judge all up through her tenure at the Supreme Court she’s been incredibly hostile to Gun rights advocates, and has looked askance at Gun ownershipby private citizens , yet she’s comfortable being guarded by a toting goon. Will there be a George Floyd style investigation into the shooting ?will there be riots in the streets, looting and burning of police stations? I think we all know the answer to that.

    Democrats support mutilating confused children.
    Democrats support mutilating confused children.
    7 days ago

    According to her there is no right to bear arms for self defense, only people who can afford armed security or have government paid armed security are allowed to be protected by guns, the unwashed masses have no right to protect themselves from thugs.

    Kenya
    Kenya
    7 days ago

    Sonia is an affirmative action pick, a leftie radical who ruled against white firefighters as an apellate judge before she was shoved down our American throats on SCOTUS. Guess who appointed her ?

    David
    David
    7 days ago

    She is in support of law enforcement officers being armed. There’s nothing hypocritical about her having an armed US Marshal security detail.