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Ex-officer Tshamba gets 15 years in nightclub shooting

Gahiji Tshamba

A Baltimore judge sentenced a former city police officer to 15 years in prison for the shooting death of an Iraq war veteran outside a nightclub.

Judge Edward R.K. Hargadon sentenced Gahiji Tshamba to seven years for manslaughter and 10 years for a handgun violation on Tuesday in the 2010 slaying of 32-year-old Tyrone Brown, but suspended two years.

Tshamba was off duty when he shot Brown 12 times with his department-issued gun in a confrontation outside a Mount Vernon nightclub. State’s Attorney Gregg Bernstein says the sentence provides Brown’s family “some measure of justice.” He says Tshamba grossly abused public trust by carrying a gun while intoxicated and killing a man who posed no threat “merely to satisfy his own ego.”

Tshamba’s attorneys say they are appealing.


  1. So happy justice was served in this case!

  2. Let’s see how much time Officer Tshamba actually serves — I’m guessing he’s out in less than a year with credit for time served and good behavior.

    Can he get his job back when he’s released?