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Gahiji A. Tshamba

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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Violence affected Marine's life long before his killing

    Violence affected Marine's life long before his killing
    March 23, 2011 It was after 1 a.m. on June 5, 2010. Tyrone Brown had already had plenty to drink. But he wasn't ready to go home. The 32-year-old Baltimore native tried to drag his sister and a friend into Club Hippo, but they didn't want to go into...
  • 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...