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Gahiji A. Tshamba

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  • Officer's murder trial opens

    Officer's murder trial opens
    Jacqueline Hill rose from the witness stand Wednesday to answer questions about an exhibit. She stretched out her right arm as she spoke, straight to the tip of her index finger, which was cocked in the direction of a Baltimore prosecutor. Again and...
  • When damsels really aren't in distress

    Maybe it's a girl thing. Or rather, if only it had stayed a girl thing. That's what I thought, watching two cases that have been winding through the criminal justice system recently. On Tuesday, the now fired but then off-duty Baltimore policeman Gahiji...
  • Corrections

    In an article in Friday's editions of The Baltimore Sun about the former hospital ship Sanctuary, the name of Richard Scher, spokesman for the Maryland Port Administration, was misspelled. Because of inaccurate information provided by a defense attorney,...
  • Officer Tshamba's behavior not surprising

    Why should any of us be surprised that Officer Gahiji Tshamba got angry and shot a man 12 times ("City officer gets 15-year term," Aug. 17). A few years ago, this police officer, while off duty and intoxicated, fired a gun at a car. Incredibly, he was...
  • Just sentence in Tshamba case

     Just sentence in Tshamba case
    In sentencing former Baltimore City police Officer Gahiji A. Tshamba to 15 years in prison Tuesday for the fatal shooting of an unarmed man outside a Mount Vernon nightclub last year, Circuit Judge Edward R.K. Hargadon sent a powerful message: that no...
  • City officer gets 15 years in fatal shooting of Marine veteran

    City officer gets 15 years in fatal shooting of Marine veteran
    A Baltimore judge had harsh words Tuesday for city police officer Gahiji Tshamba, calling his actions "repugnant" and sentencing him to 15 years in prison in the shooting death last year of an unarmed Marine veteran outside a Mount Vernon bar. "None of...
  • Correction

    A headline on the front page of Wednesday's editions of The Baltimore Sun gave an incorrect date for Gahiji Tshamba's fatal shooting of Tyrone Brown. The crime occurred in 2010. The Sun regrets the error.
  • 2011: A re-wind

    2011: A re-wind
    Fast cars zipped around downtown Baltimore streets and, it turns out, the race promoters' financial messes. A robocall that urged voters to relax and stay home led jurors to a vote of their own: guilty of election fraud. We bade farewell to an iconic...
  • Judge will review officer's personnel records for history of gun, alcohol issues before sentencing

    Personnel records of Officer Gahiji Tshamba, who was convicted of manslaughter last month for killing a man outside a city bar, may be considered as part of a "pre-sentence investigation" if they show a history of prior problems, a judge said Wednesday....
  • Man sentenced to 10 years in police officer's death

    Sian James was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday for hurling a chunk of concrete that killed an off-duty Baltimore police officer last year during a heated argument over a parking space. James, 26, was charged with murder in the death of...
  • Torbit killing: Never let it happen again

    Torbit killing: Never let it happen again
    For a department that has seen more than its share of troubles, perhaps none could count as a more painful failure for the Baltimore Police Department than the January killing of plainclothes Officer William Torbit Jr. by friendly fire as he was trying to...
  • Baltimore Police name officer in shooting, a policy that was nearly stopped

    Baltimore Police name officer in shooting, a policy that was nearly stopped
    Baltimore Police have identified a police officer involved in the shooting of a knife-wielding man earlier this week in West Baltimore. The identification of Officer Fred Murray, who shot a 49-year-old man Tuesday in the 1200 block of Oakhurst Pl.,...