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.