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Police: Report of plot against

police nets gun, drug arrests

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey say an investigation of a reported plot to kill a police officer resulted in the arrests of three people on firearm and drug charges.

Asbury Park police say the probe began after a report that a local gang member had told several people that “he was plotting to kill an Asbury Park police officer.”

Authorities searched an Asbury Park home early Friday and arrested two men and a woman on charges of possessing a defaced firearm, unlawfully possessing weapons, and drug possession. The woman also was arrested on two child endangerment counts.

Police reported finding weapons, drugs and cash as well as an $800 bicycle bought “from a drug addict on the streets for $5.”

No charges have been filed in connection with the reported plot.

Man charged after 3-year-old shot,

killed 1-year-old sister

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Police say a 3-year-old shot and killed a 1-year-old sister in Tennessee after a man placed the younger sibling in a bed with his gun.

Memphis Police said Saturday they have charged Shawn Moore with criminally negligent homicide, being a convicted felon with a handgun and tampering with evidence in Robbin Keefer’s death.

Police say Robbin was shot Friday morning at a Memphis apartment complex. Witnesses heard a gunshot and noticed Robbin was hit.

Police blocked streets around Memphis to get the child to the hospital. She was later pronounced dead.

Police say Moore took the gun and fled the scene, but later turned himself in.

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