More Allegations Surface Against Officer Accused Of Killing Marine

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — More troubling accusations against the Baltimore police officer charged with killing a man.

Mike Hellgren has more on what another officer noticed after the shooting.

The prosecution rested Monday afternoon but not before calling a powerful witness.

Tammy Dodge stood just a few feet away from Tyrone Brown as Baltimore City police officer Gahiji Tshamba opened fire on him.  She says Brown begged for his life, saying he was a Marine with children and had his hands in the air.

Dodge is a close friend of Brown’s sister and testified she was drinking with them and the incident unfolded when they left the bar in Mount Vernon and Brown smacked the buttocks of Tshamba’s female companion.  She said he apologized for it, but Tshamba confronted him, waving his gun in the air.  She remembered Brown’s last words: “I got shot,” as he fell to the ground.

“It wasn’t about poking holes today.  It was about an extreme lack of accuracy in her testimony,” said defense attorney James Rhodes.

Tshamba’s legal team said they planned to call Brown’s sister to the stand and questioned why prosecutors didn’t include her on their witness list since she was there that night.

“The woman who would be closest to the incident in my estimation and possibly least favorable to the defense,” Rhodes said.

A police sergeant took the stand, too and told the judge that Tshamba appeared under the influence of alcohol and was slurring his words.

He also testified the officer asked if the sergeant saw how hot his female friends were but never asked about Brown, whose body was riddled with a dozen bullets.  Tests have shown several were fired at close range.

“It is the state’s burden to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that this incident happened in a certain way for a certain reason by a certain person,” Rhodes said.

Tshamba’s lawyers have not revealed whether he will testify in his own defense.

The defense will start presenting their case Tuesday morning.

The officer faces life in prison if he is convicted of first-degree murder.

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  1. williejoe says:

    This guy was nothing more than a thug with a gun & a badge. How in the hell I.A. never caught on to him tells me that the Balto police department is one big CYA outfit.

  2. Neal says:

    You mean sergeant, not sargeant

  3. No more clubbing says:

    This is why I can’t club with fellow black folks from Baltimore. Too much potential for violence. Funny thing, I went to a professional drag racing event up in New Jersey with a 99.9% white crowd of at least 65,000. Many people there were driking very hard. I was up there for three days of racing and you know what? Not one single fight broke out! No one got shot! Now, why can’t large groups of my fellow Black Americans act this civilized during public events? Why?

  4. williejoe says:

    No more clubbing, If I had the answer to that question man, I’d win a Pulitzer prize award. Not all Black act up but it seems to be prevalent most among 12 to 30 yr olds. This group has a pseudo sense of swagger about them & 99% come from broken homes with dad in jail, dead or knocking up another woman somewhere. No family values & they glorify the Hip-Hop gangsta life style as if they are all gonna be the next Snoop dog or Lil Wayne. Immediate gratification is their mantra & they all want tricked out Lincoln Navigators with spinning lighted rims & gold capped teeth. Something deep in their psyche is sorely missing & group mobs only helps to boost their fragile self esteem as they travel in packs & rob, rape & murder cause they all wanna be the “man”

  5. SILLYMAN MICHAELS says:

    JUST ELIMINATE THIS DISGUSTING PIECE OF TRASH HE DOESN’T DESERVE TO
    TAKE ANOTHER BREATH OF AIR..WHY DID THE BCPD WITH HIS RECORD KEEP
    HIM ON THE FORCE..THIS IS WHY WHEN WE GET PULLED OVER FOR WHATEVER WHAT CALIBER OF OFFICER IS COMING TO OUR CAR
    SOMETIMES IT CAN BE STRESSFUL
    APPARENTLY THE BCPD SHOULD CHECK MUCH BETTER WHEN HIRING

    AT
    VER WHAT CALIBER OF OFFICER IS GETTING OUT OF HIS OR HER CA

  6. Andy says:

    Niggas, it’s always the NiGGAS!!!

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