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Gahiji A. Tshamba

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  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Murder trial of city officer begins Wednesday

    Two Baltimore police sergeants are prepared to testify that a colleague, Gahiji Tshamba, appeared to be "under the influence of alcohol" after he unloaded his service weapon into an unarmed Marine last year outside a Mount Vernon bar, prosecutors said...
  • 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...
  • In federal prison, Baltimore cops get no breaks

    Police officers convicted of a crime in Maryland and sentenced to state prison are typically housed in segregated areas for their safety, far from most other inmates. But those prosecuted in U.S. District Court and sent to federal prison — like the...
  • 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.,...
  • Time line of Police Commissioner Bealefeld's career

    Time line of Police Commissioner Bealefeld's career
    With Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III planning to leave the city in August, after having served 31 years on the force, and five as chief, we put together a time line of his tenure: May 1981 — Bealefeld joins the city...