Baltimore Cop Wanted in Shooting Surrenders

Police say cop shot a former Marine multiple times after a confrontation

Sunday, Jun 13, 2010  |  Updated 10:43 AM EDT
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Baltimore Cop Wanted in Shooting Surrenders

Baltimore Police Department

A Baltimore police officer accused of shooting and killing a man outside a nightclub has turned himself in to police.

Authorities issued an arrest warrant Saturday charging off-duty Baltimore police Officer Gahiji Tshamba with killing a man outside of a Mount Vernon nightclub.

State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy met with senior prosecutors on Friday and authorized an arrest warrant charging Tshamba, 36, with first-degree murder.

Police said Tshamba shot 32-year-old Tyrone Brown, a former Marine, multiple times after a confrontation in an alley on June 5.

Authorities were unsuccessful in negotiating a surrender with Tshamba's attorney Friday evening. Police then authorized officials to look for him and they continued searching for him on Saturday. 

Tshamba turned himself in early Sunday morning.  He has been charged with first-degree murder.

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