WASHINGTON - Police in Baltimore, MD are conducting a manhunt looking for one of their own Saturday night. An arrest warrant has been issued for Officer Gahiji A. Tshamba for last week’s murder of an unarmed marine outside a Baltimore nightclub.
Thirty-two year-old Tyrone Brown who had served two tours of duty in Iraq was shot 13 times at close range after approaching and making advances towards a woman who was with the off duty officer. Witnesses say that an altercation began and the fight turned physical, that is when Tshamba allegedly pulled out his service weapon and opened fire according to Baltimore Police Officer, Anthony Gugliemlmi.
Officers from the Warrant Apprehension Task Force have been looking for Tshamba since the arrest warrant was issued Friday by State’s Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy. Tshamba will face first degree murder charges as well as charges for use of a firearm in commission of a crime of violence once apprehended. Detectives believe Tshamba is on the run and may have possibly left the city of Baltimore.
Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld commended the BPD Homicide Section for their swift work on the case.
“The Baltimore Police Department is committed to holding itself accountable to the citizens Baltimore,” said Bealefeld. “The men and women of the Baltimore Police Department protect and serve our City with the highest integrity. The allegations against Gahiji Tshamba in this incident are an aberration and affront to us all.”
If you have an information on the whereaboutas of Officer Tsamba, please contact Baltimore Police at toll free number, 1-866-7-LOCKUP