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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.

2 comments

  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?

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